Domestic Abuse Support Worker - Adult Services - Family Safeguarding Service
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and 'adults at risk', and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
As a Domestic Abuse support worker you will be co-located within Children's Social Care Locality Teams in the North, Central or South of the City, alongside other Adult Practitioners, providing specialist support to adults who are parents/carers of children open to a tier 4 service. As well as contributing to the statutory activities undertaken by the local authority, you will support parents (females and males) who are experiencing domestic abuse or are using unhealthy or abusive behaviours in their relationship, which is impacting on the welfare of children and young people within the family. You will focus on providing expertise in a number of ways including:
- Providing advice and guidance
- Supporting the 'Team Around the Worker' approach
- Undertaking joint work with other practitioners
- Delivering individual direct work or facilitating group work
- Accessing pathways to other domestic abuse and adult specialist services
What you'll need to succeed
For this role you will hold an IDVA accreditation, or a relevant vocational qualification, or be willing to undertake relevant training and accreditation as necessary and appropriate. You will have experience of working with domestic abuse and unhealthy behaviours in a professional or voluntary capacity. In addition, you will have an understanding and appreciation of the relationship features and dynamics of domestic abuse and unhealthy behaviours, and how to achieve and maintain a healthy relationship.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.