SUPPORT WORKER

OSS Cork Limited (Domestic Violence Information Resource Centre
Employer: The OSS Cork provides services to men and women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic violence. It provides a free and confidential service that includes: Information; Support; Referral; Advocacy; and Accompaniment tailored to the needs and requirements of each person who contacts the Centre by walk-in and/or appointment.

We are recruiting for SUPPORT WORKER (Part-time 12 Hours per week)

The successful candidate will have:

The Board of Directors,
OSS Cork,
94 South Main Street,
Cork City.

Or email to: osscork@eircom.net.

For job description and salary scale please e-mail osscork@eircom.net. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 31st October 2014. No late applications accepted.

OSS is supported by Tusla, the Child & Family Agency

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OSS Cork is an inter-agency approach to domestic violence

hand imageOSS CORK is a one-stop-shop that provides information on a broad range of issues including legal, financial and housing, tailored to the needs and requirements of each person who contacts the Centre.

OSS CORK is an inter-agency approach to domestic violence supported by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, An Garda Siochana, Family Law Court, Legal Aid Offices, The Department of Health and Children, Southern Health Board and Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs.

OSS CORK provides a free and confidential service that includes:

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Information - Safety Issues

Legal

OSS Cork can furnish clients with factual information (e.g. about Safety and Barring Orders and where/ how to apply for either, information on Seperation/Divorce, etc.) but it does not however, provide legal advice. In this instance an appropriate referral will be made to a solicitor either privately or through legal aid.

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What is Domestic Violence?

Definition

“The use of physical or emotional force or threat of physical force, including sexual violence, in close adult relationships…the term ‘domestic violence’ goes beyond actual physical violence. It can also involve emotional abuse, the destruction of property, isolation from friends, family and other potential sources of support, threats to others including children, stalking, and control over access to money, personal items, food, transportation and the telephone”

(Task Force Report on Violence Against Women, 1997: p.27)

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