We have an exciting opportunity for a Domestic Violence Victim Worker with experience of working with families and young people, to support the work of our Family Safeguarding Service. You will be joining a forward thinking service that puts the outcomes of children at the heart of all we do. We are looking for candidates who want the opportunity to provide first class support to the Team and develop their career in the Safeguarding Service. You will join a team that is composed of children’s social workers, adult mental health workers, substance misuse workers and domestic abuse specialists who will assess risk and take decisions about integrated treatment programmes together.
You will be involved in working with victims of domestic violence, having access to specialist resources and tools to engage positively with families, in order to bring about change in their daily lives.
You will be responsible for undertaking direct work, working closely with other professionals, and liaison with partner agencies. You will also contribute towards providing support and safety planning as well as making home visits to service users.
The role is challenging, interesting and varied with no two days being the same. You will therefore need to be highly motivated and able to work on your own initiative, having some knowledge of safeguarding procedures and legislation pertaining to children and families. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be essential to support the team. This is an excellent opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of children and young people.
We are looking for a person who has experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse to join a group of likewise workers to cover for a worker currently on maternity leave. The cover will be until the 31st December but may extend until the end of January 2022
Due to the current pandemic and government lockdown restrictions , you will be required to work from home.
Closing Date: 24th February 2021
Interview Date: 4th March 2021 and 5th March 2021
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Rosemary Millbery on 07580743440 or email Rosemary.Millbery@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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This is a Fixed term opportunity until Jan 2022.
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.