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July 2016 - Summer Programme 2016

Calling all teenagers aged 11-14... Looking for something fun to do over the summer holidays?  Would you like to:

- Be able to discuss issues that affect young people in a safe & supported environment

- Build up your confidence & self-esteem

- Make new friends and take part in fun activities (pizza, games, art projects and trip)

We are holding a FREE Summer Programme at our Resource Centre in Market Street, Omagh.  Starts Tuesday 19th July from 2-4pm.  Contact Claire by calling 028 8224 1414, text 07912178828 or email claire@omaghwomensaid.org.

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June 2016

Staff from Women’s Aid together with personnel from Dept of Justice, PSNI and Probation met with Professor Evan Stark recently to discuss with him how best to introduce legislation about coercive control in N.Ireland. Prof Stark has worked with the English and Scottish governments to introduce similar legislation in their jurisdictions.

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June 2016

Omagh Women's Aid are Recruiting

Omagh Women’s Aid has two vacancies based at our Refuge project. The workers will form part of a team working a 6 week rolling rota. Please note this rota requires weekend, evening, bank holiday work and participation in an out of hours on-call rota.

Post 1
Ref 02/16 - TEMPORARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT WORKER
Contract 8 month contract (Maternity cover)
Hours 6 week rolling rota averaging 27.5hrs per week
Salary £17 714 pro rata (based on a 37hr working week)
Essential criteria NVQ Level 111 in Health & Social care or equivalent.

Post 2
Ref 03/16 - ASSISTANT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT WORKER
Hours 6 week rolling rota averaging 16 hrs per week
Salary £14 430 pro rata (based on a 37hr working week).
Essential criteria NVQ Level 11 in Health & Social Care or equivalent or 3 years experience working in a similar role.

Essential criteria for both posts include -
- Previous experience of working in a supportive role within residential or community based setting.
- Ability to participate in on-call rota (Retainer fee paid).
- Flexibility in working hours.
- Car driver with access to car.

For further details please see Application packs which are available from the Jobs and Benefits Office, 7 Mountjoy Rd, Omagh or telephone 028 8225 4233.  Completed applications must be returned by 12 noon - Monday 11th July 2016. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 20th July 2016.

These posts are funded by Supporting People

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Let's keep on Supporting People Campaign

Supporting People funds a range of housing related support services for vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and attain independence.

These services can be provided in their own homes or in temporary accommodation settings, sheltered housing or other specialised supported housing. SP funds Omagh Women's Aid.

In order to ensure future funding there is currently a campaign to raise awareness of the good work that Supporting People do. 

To join the campaign click here.

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Omagh Women's Aid - What do we do?
Provide confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence.
 

What is Domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the intentional and persistent physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a woman and her children, in a way that causes pain, distress or injury and can lead to loss of life.

 

Any woman can experience domestic violence, regardless of her age, race, nationality, social class, sexuality, disability, marital status or religious belief.

 

Domestic violence is a crime.

 

24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline Call: 0808 802 1414. Text SUPPORT to 07797805839.  Freephone from all landlines and mobiles.  Translation service available. 

 

 

 

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