Vacancies at Respect
Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse charity, leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, with young people who are abusive and with male victims.
Respect supports frontline organisations across the UK, so that together we can end domestic abuse.
Our work is wide ranging: we offer accreditation of specialist services; we provide training for individuals and organisations working in the sector; we work in partnership with others to innovate and develop practice; we lobby influencers to improve policy and practice; we support up-to-date research undertaken by specialists in the field; and we fundraise to ensure important work continues to happen.
Respect also runs the Men’s Advice Line, a helpline that has been accredited with the Helplines Partnership’s Quality Standard. The Men’s Advice Line is for male victims of domestic abuse (in heterosexual or same-sex relationships), as well as frontline workers and concerned friends and family supporting them.
We are recruiting a part-time Helpline Advisor to support male victims of domestic abuse on the Men’s Advice Line by phone, email and webchat.
Deadline for applications: Monday 25 November 9am.
Interviews: Friday 29 November.
How to apply:
Download the documents below, complete and email by Monday 25 November 9am
Helpline Advisor (Men’s Advice Line) JD&PS 2019-20
Helpline Advisor (Men’s Advice Line) employment application form 2019-20
Respect equality monitoring form
Vacancies in the Domestic Violence Sector
Expressions of Interest – Consultant Required, Welsh Women’s Aid
Evaluation of Change That Lasts community scheme ‘ask me’ across the four nations
We are seeking an evaluator who can demonstrate specific knowledge and expertise in the subject area of the evaluation and can evidence an intersectional approach to male violence against women.
This work will be steered with support from the Ask Me Steering Group, made up of representatives from the four Women’s Aid Federations. Please see attached link for more information: ITT Evaluation Ask Me Oct 2019
Closing date: 12 noon Friday 29th November 2019
If you would like to discuss this project and the evaluation requirements in more detail please contact Natalie Blakeborough, Head of Project Development, Welsh Women’s Aid: 02920 541 551
Please return expressions of interest to:
‘Sessional Risk Assessor at DVIP’s Family Court Team’
No closing date we are happy to receive applications as and when
Post location – at our base in SE1 4RF but may also involve assessing clients at local authority venues in London.
Pay – Hourly rate of £30. Working hours are not fixed, can be during the evening or during the day as per client’s and assessor’s availability.
Please submit CV + cover letter evidencing qualifications and knowledge to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “applying for role of sessional assessor”
For more information, please see https://dvip.org/services-for-men-women/assessments-for-family-courts/
Conducting risk assessment and related work directly with clients including:
- Undertaking risk assessment and vulnerability assessment interviews with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse according to DVIP’s protocols and agreements with Social Services.
- Preparing and filing assessment reports.
- Undertaking interim and final assessments of risk on the same client where appropriate.
- Attending court if required
- Assessors must have a graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology or social work).
- Assessors must have successfully completed post-graduate training (to diploma standard or above) or in-house training to an equivalent standard in an area relevant to their expert role.
- Assessors must be familiar with the dominant themes in the domestic violence literature (prevalence, implications of gender and social class, typologies, parental alienation etc); in particular, assessors must have an understanding of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and demonstrate this in their assessments.
- Assessors must have a basic understanding of the legal and procedural framework of public and private law family court work (key statutes, standards of proof, findings of fact etc), and of the criminal justice system.
- Assessors must be familiar with the basic principles of risk assessment and with the limitations of existing risk assessment instruments and technology.
- Assessors must be familiar with the leading domestic violence risk assessment approaches
- Assessors must have an understanding of child development insofar as it relates to the assessment process, and a working knowledge of child protection procedures.
- Assessors must be familiar with the advantages and limitations of treatment approaches available for working with those who perpetrate domestic violence, including psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational interventions.
- Assessors must be familiar with the range of services provided by contact centres, and aware of the risks to children and their resident carer associated with both direct and indirect child contact.
- The assessor should be able to evidence their expertise in working with domestic violence offenders, preferably in both assessment and treatment settings.