Domestic Abuse Practitioner/ Adult Specialist Worker
Job title: Domestic Abuse Practitioner/ Adult Specialist Worker Employer: Victim Support (Staffordshire County Council are promoting this vacancy as a partner) Location: Staffordshire Moorlands Contract type: Fixed Term until 15/09/2023 Hours: Full time | 37.5 Hours per week Working days: Monday to Friday 9-5 Salary: £22,731.08 per annum plus travel expenses Vetting: DBS and Police check Ref No 4284 Domestic Abuse Practitioner/ Adult Specialist Worker We have a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work within a multi-disciplinary team within Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support. You will be based a minimum of 3 days a week at Biddulph Town Hall, some weeks 5 days, other days where not working from Biddulph Town Hall you will be required to work at New Era's Office in Hanley. This is a full-time role, fixed term until 15/09/2023. Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it? Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you… Working as a Domestic Abuse Practitioner (DAP) in an Adult Specialist Worker (ASW) role. The role involves working closely with Children’s Social Care and other specialist agencies involved as part of a multi-disciplinary response to the family; where a child is at risk or potential risk; ensuring a holistic, joined up, problem solving approach. As a Domestic Abuse Practitioner you will work alongside the other professionals in the ASW team, your role will be to focus on Domestic Abuse that is impacting the family, supporting to reduce risk and increase safety. You will use your knowledge to offer appropriate support, identify other services and directly offer interventions. Upon receiving a referral from Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support, you will check that we have consent of the person being referred. On having consent, you will be making contact with both victims of domestic abuse and those suspected of perpetrating domestic abuse to discuss support for there individual domestic abuse support needs. Upon acceptance you will onward refer into New ERA domestic abuse service, other than for victims that are identified as having brief intervention domestic abuse support needs. In these circumstances, you will meet these needs, as an ASW. What we offer: At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:
Flexible working options
25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days plus Bank Holidays
Pension with 5% employer contribution
Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression
Be an integral part of a multi-agency framework consisting of local partnerships within Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service across Staffordshire.
Co-locate and work closely with Children's Safeguarding Team and other specialists involved as part of a multi-disciplinary response to the family where a child is at risk or potential risk; ensuring an holistic, joined up, problem solving approach. Empowering families.
Provide a fully integrated, high-quality, front-line service to victims of domestic abuse, seeking to achieve joint outcomes for the victim and their children.
Offer the service provided by New Era to perpetrators; and make onward referral to services.
Working in response to domestic abuse, keeping safety central to all victims of domestic abuse.
Strong communication skills
Experience or able to demonstrate offering support and tailoring support plans.
Experience of working in the Domestic Abuse field with victims or those perpetrating domestic abuse. Alternatively, if you have worked in a similar field and have built knowledge on the complexities of Domestic Abuse and feel you can advocate on behalf of a victim within a social care setting then we would like to hear from you.
Car driver is preferred due to working at two offices however candidates willing to travel and be able to meet the working hours can be considered.