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Family Intervention Team Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker

04 Jan 2018
2M Employment Solutions Limited
£21,250 to £24,000 pa
Fleet,Hampshire,United Kingdom
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Family Intervention Team Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker

Salary: £21,250 (Trainee) £24,000 (qualified)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

To start: as soon as possible

YOU is a registered charity that provides care, support and advice to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset, giving them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

The Role

The overall purpose of the Family Intervention Team Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker (FIT Worker for short) role is to work with families to minimise and prevent children entering care due to incidents of domestic violence and abuse. The skilled and experienced post holder will be dual located, primarily working as part of a multi agency team (Family Intervention Team - FIT) sat within social care. The post holder will retain links with their local DVA team and receive specialist supervision with their YOU service manager.

This is an exciting and innovative post which could be ideal for a newly qualified social worker to build and develop skills and knowledge or for an experienced domestic abuse worker who wishes to gain knowledge regarding working in the statutory sector.

About You

We are looking for a skilled and reflective practitioner who has the skills /knowledge /experience to meet the specifications below (follow instructions for full details):-

• experienced at working in partnership
• experienced at supporting women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (victims and perpetrators), either 1:1 or group work basis
• skilled at sharing knowledge and information within the team
• skilled at working on my own and able to organise my daily tasks effectively
• skilled at motivating others to move through action and decision making processes
• working with clients and colleagues to identify levels of risk as per structured assessments
• working with clients who are at high risk of homelessness, child protection and/or may be subject to legal proceedings
• ability to develop individual safety plans that may form part of a wider family safety plan
• skilled at completing DASH RIC and refer to MARAC through the area DVA SPOC team
• able to identify and deliver effective interventions to the non-abuse partner and, where appropriate their children, to increase safety and reduce risk
• able to plan, develop and deliver interventions designed to meet identified needs and agreed goals
• able to provide 1:1 support to enable the client to understand the impact of DVA on themselves, their parenting and their children
• able to deliver 1:1 support for young people to help them comes to terms with their experiences of DVA - whether as client or instigator
• able to deliver sessions with clients using skills of Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Motivational Interviewing
• As part of a ‘whole family’ approach, addressing the underlying behaviours and issues linked to perpetrators (where it’s appropriate), with particular links to the rest of the FIT

YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

Essential Requirements

The ideal FIT Worker will:

1) Be available for flexible hours, including bank holidays, evenings and weekends.
2) You MUST be a car driver with willingness to work across designated areas and to travel beyond occasionally for meetings and training.
3) Have experience in supporting women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (victims and perpetrators), either 1:1 or group work basis

Our Benefits

If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:

• Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time.
• Enhanced annual leave entitlements, sick pay allowances and pension scheme contributions.
• Excellent and professionally certified training.
• Real opportunities to develop in your profession.
• Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
• Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day!
• A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility.
• The chance to work with amazing people.

If this sounds like your ideal role we’re keen to hear from you as soon as possible, so don’t delay, contact us today! Click ‘Apply’ to forward your details on to us; ensuring that you include your name, email address, a contact telephone number, your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role. If your skills, experience and knowledge meet our requirements the recruiting manager will contact you to talk more about the role and ask a few key questions to ensure this is the right opportunity for you.

We are also recruiting to our bank of Sessional Support Workers, called Premier Crew. If this is something that interests you please ring 01329 821935 for more details.

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