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|Organisation Name||WomenCentre Ltd|
|Project/ Department Name||Calderdale Staying Safe|
|Position/ Job Title||Domestic Abuse Support Worker – Male Victims
|Contract||Fixed term contract|
|Salary||Scale 6, Pts 26- 28 £23,398 to 24,964 (Pro Rata)
|Location||The post will be based at WomenCentre in Calderdale although the post holder will need to cover the whole of Calderdale in their delivery of the service.
|Application Deadline|| 9.00am Monday 2nd October 2017
|Expected Interview Dates|| Tuesday 10th October 2017
WomenCentre delivers services to women during periods of crisis in their lives including those
experiencing acute and chronic mental health difficulties, those that have been in contact with the criminal justice system, women refugee and asylum seekers from often brutal regimes, those with drug and alcohol problems and victims of domestic violence and their children. The Centre’s work is focused on holistic care and the safety of the woman and her family. WomenCentre has been providing support to over 110,000 of some of the most vulnerable women and their families across Calderdale and Kirklees for
the past 30 years. We also work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations on a wide range of agenda including Children’s and Adult’s safeguarding and Community Safety.
The role involves providing a specialist, pro-active and a risk led response to all male victims of domestic abuse. The support will reflect individual risks and needs, enabling male victims to build confidence and make informed decisions about their future. The worker will also be required to provide short term support to children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse as part of the Staying Safe contract. The adult and children’s work will require partnership working and excellent communication skills.
The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification and/or considerable experience in working with adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.
The Staying Safe team would particularly welcome applications from men to enable Staying Safe to meet all the contractual requirements.
The post will be based at WomenCentre in Calderdale although the post holder will need to cover the whole of Calderdale in their delivery of the service.
WomenCentre is committed to safeguarding practice across all our service delivery and staff recruitment.
- To provide a specialist, pro-active, culturally appropriate, risk-led response that reflects the service users’ individual risks and needs with the aim of reducing risk and repeat victimisation.
- To provide support to male victims of domestic abuse to help them to re-establish their self-worth, and empower them to make informed decisions about their future and their children’s future, if appropriate.
- To support all clients across all risk groups and ages to enable the smooth running of the service.
- To work with the other team members to ensure continuity and effective delivery of the work.
WORKER’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To take self-referrals from adults over 16 years who are victims of domestic abuse from an intimate partner or from a family member (either by telephone or in person) and offer them emotional support, as well as practical advice and information, to enable them to make informed decisions.
- To process referrals from the Hub and other agencies and to engage service users to offer them individual support.
- To provide new and repeat victims of domestic abuse with a risk-led response that reflects their individual risks and needs and to refer to MARAC when appropriate.
- To provide effective and comprehensive safety and support planning work, that may include support around forced marriage, honour based violence, FGM and no recourse to public funds.
- To develop Individualised Safety and Support Plan (ISSP) with each service user.
- To meet people on an individual basis in safe accessible locations in the community.
- To assess needs of the child(ren) and plan the direct work required for each individual child.
- To work directly with individual children (on average offering six sessions per child); offering support, safety planning and coping strategies and signposting on to other services, if appropriate.
- To liaise with other agencies on behalf of service users e.g. Police, Children’s Social Care, housing agencies, family support.
- Where appropriate, to accompany service users to appointments with other agencies e.g. solicitors and housing.
- To refer to the Sanctuary service, if needed.
- To offer court support where necessary and through co-ordination with the IDVA and police.
- To regularly review risk and amend support plans as necessary.
- To advocate on behalf of service users to ensure that they receive services to which they are entitled.
- To encourage and support clients to act for themselves and engage with services that can help them.
- To provide support letters for service users to other agencies.
- To pro-actively ensure that a non-discriminatory service is provided which is equally accessible to all eligible service users.
- To maintain up-to-date records and contribute to data collection and reporting in accordance with To work in accordance with WomenCentre Policies and Procedures particularly with regard to Health & Safety, Safeguarding Adults & Children and Public Protection.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the legal framework in relation to the protection of children including the policy and procedures of the local Safeguarding Children’s Board and, where necessary, to make referrals.
- To have knowledge and understanding of the Early Intervention Single Assessment (EISA) process and procedures and the Calderdale Continuum of Need and Response.
- To facilitate client feedback and evaluation.
- To contribute to the out-of-hours service, being on the rota as required and following all procedures to enable this service to be delivered.
- To work alongside and offer support to volunteers in the Staying Safe Team
- To support social work students on placement and facilitate their referral, case management and monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures.
- To attend Team Meetings.
- To attend one to one supervision sessions and group clinical supervision.
- To undertake training identified through one to one supervision.
- To assist in delivering multi-agency training and briefings to other teams/agencies, if required, to support the capacity building and training elements of the contract
- To deliver group work, if required.
For enquiries about the above posts contact Lynn Walsh on 01422 386508 or Amanda Shaw on 01422 323339
Application packs can be downloaded from www.womencentre.org.uk
All completed applications to be e-mailed directly to:-
Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme Facilitators (x2)
Salary: £13.19 per hour
|Contract||Start date: Week commencing 27th Nov 2017
This post is funded until 31st March 2020
|Hours||16 hours per week worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the service|
|Workbase||Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester|
|Checks||DBS Check required and professional references|
TLC (Talk Listen Change) looking for two Domestic Violence Prevention Programme Facilitators for their Respect Accredited Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme. The Facilitators will:
- undertake individual sessions and group-work with men who are participating in Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) across Salford and Trafford;
- liaise with referring agencies;
- actively contribute to risk management procedures and team working.
If you are interested in this role please download the documents below, complete the application form together with the declaration of health form and equal opportunities monitoring forma nd send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 11th October 2017
Interview date: Friday 20th October 2017
If you require any further information regarding the vacancy please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Spiby, Bridging to Change Programme Coordinator or Anna Callaghan Head of Domestic Abuse Services at TLC, Talk Listen Change via email on:
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