Domestic Abuse Intervention Officer
PO2 - £36,681 - £37,650
The Domestic Abuse Intervention Service (DAIS) provides advice, information and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse who are 16 and above, of any gender or sexual orientation and who live in Hackney. The service also works with perpetrators to assess and address their violence where it is safe and appropriate to do so. An Intervention Officer is never expected to work with a victim and a perpetrator from the same family/relationship unit.
Our purpose is to provide high quality support to those who have experienced any of the various types of domestic abuse from an intimate partner or family member (the victim / survivor must be 16 or over). This includes possible physical, financial, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse. This also includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage or forced termination. We aim to provide a quick response to victims / survivors where there has been a recent incident and to provide advice and guidance around reports to police, navigating the criminal justice system, obtaining legal injunctions, relocating into a refuge or into housing within or out of borough, risk assessment and safety planning.
Intervention Officers support, enrich and enhance the high quality effective and responsive service to provide targeted interventions that result in tangible improvements in people’s lives.
You will contribute to the development and delivery of the service which may include advocacy through the Specialist Domestic Violence Court and facilitation of training to other professionals in the Council and the community. You will be expected to be able to build rapport and establish a respectful, honest and supportive relationship with victims / survivors of domestic abuse and work within the community to promote the safety and well-being of those we work with. You will be part of a team that provides duty advice and information to those who self-refer and to various professionals. Within this role you may complete home or community visits with or without other professionals (only where safe to do so).
You will also be expected to train and develop skills in working with perpetrators of domestic violence, primarily in assessment with a view to identifying the most appropriate interventions.
Hackney Children and Families Service has a strong learning culture and offers an attractive CPD package. We go that extra mile for our people, offering a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive; giving you the chance to use your knowledge and skills, and enhance your practice within a high profile organisation.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
Please include a supporting statement with your application.
Closing date for applications: 18 September 2018
Assessment/Interview Dates: To be advised
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.