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Domestic Abuse Victim Worker (FTC March 2023)

  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/171893
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Flexitime, Office Hours
  • Salary: £25,130 - £30,261 incl. LWA & car allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

Make a difference to the lives of survivors of Domestic Abuse and their children.

An exciting opportunity to join the Bracknell Forest Family Safeguarding Team, supporting survivors of Domestic Abuse.

This post is a fixed-term contract until March 2023.

This is an impactful and rewarding role for a candidate who is driven to make a difference in the lives of survivors of Domestic Abuse and their children. Working in a small, close knit and supportive team of Domestic Abuse professionals within Children’s Services, you will be a vital part of the support offered to families with children in need or on Child Protection plans. Bracknell Forest is one of the pioneering Local Authorities which piloted the Family Safeguarding Model (FSM), which sees specialist workers like you working directly alongside case-holding Social Workers. If you’ve ever wanted to work in Children’s Social Care, this is the perfect job for you.

We’re looking for warm but resilient people who put children at the heart of everything they do. Some relevant experience is necessary; perhaps you have experience with counselling, working in pastoral support, have experience of working with those experiencing DA with the police or in a health setting, working in children’s centres or an Early Help setting, have experience from working in housing (including supported housing) or a refuge setting or have worked with survivors in the Charitable or third sectors. We would also welcome applications of those with lived experience of Domestic Abuse.

There is a strong culture of mutual support among practitioners and readily available support and guidance from an experienced DA Coordinator.

What it's like working in our team...

  • Fast paced and responsive – we often need to mobilise quickly in response to crises.
  • Creativity is valued – your ideas are listened to and given a try!
  • We are curious – we work hard to find out what is happening in the lives of the survivors we work with and develop rapport.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...

  • Develop and deliver services to victims of domestic abuse in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Domestic Abuse Coordinators (Victim and Perpetrator) and the DA Adolescent Worker.
  • Facilitate Domestic Abuse Recovery Together (DART) to help ensure a coordinated, whole family response to domestic abuse is delivered to service users. Training will be provided.
  • Work closely with professionals in the Family Safeguarding Team, the police, probation service, mental health service, IDVA, MARAC and MAPPA to ensure that increases in risk of harm are escalated rapidly and a multi-agency plan is in place.
  • Assess victims using established tools such as the Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment (DASH) checklist and feed into wider assessments of risk.
  • To share information obtained from the victim with professionals in the Family Safeguarding Team.
  • To ensure confidentiality and security of such information and share with other agencies if appropriate.
  • To keep accurate records of referrals and outcomes, as well as recording interactions with victims on CSC systems.
  • Provide reports for and/or attend relevant Child Protection/Child in Need meetings, including conferences.
  • Undertake one-to-one Motivational Interviewing-based sessions to explore the victim’s views around their relationship with the perpetrator. Training will be provided.
  • Undertake one-to-one work with the victim to raise awareness around domestic abuse generally and the effect on children including one-to-one delivery of the “Freedom Programme”. Training will be provided.

The benefits you will experience are...

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we're looking for...

We are looking for a creative and motivated self-starter. Resilience is a key attribute in this role. We need a driven candidate who will strive to keep survivors of DA and their children safe.

Interviews will be held on 10th December 2021.

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Emma Gavin, Domestic Abuse Project Co-ordinator.

Tel: 07824 433119

or

Nick Young, Partnership Relations Manager

Tel: 07826 953564

 

As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Downloads

  • DA Victim Worker JD/Person Spec
  • DA Victim Worker application pack
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/171893
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Flexitime, Office Hours
  • Salary: £25,130 - £30,261 incl. LWA & car allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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