Stalking, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence
The Hidden Violence Deputy Service Manager (HVDSM) will manage, supervise and support operational aspects of the service focusing on Domestic Violence and Abuse Workers and the Single Point of Contact Administration and other identified projects. This post deputises for the Service Manager in periods of leave or prolonged absence. The post holder will ensure that all work is carried out within contractual requirements as directed by the Service Manager in line with national and local best practice. Together with the Service Manager they will manage and support the function of the Single Point of Contact (SPOC), manage countywide enquires and referrals and put in place robust systems to ensure 24/7 support for existing clients and access to the service.
The role of the DVA Health Advocate is to work closely with health colleagues and GP’s to share knowledge and skills and improve their referral processes into existing commissioned services which will lead to increased referrals. The DVA Health Advocate will carry a case load and work directly with victims of domestic violence and abuse, receiving referrals across all risk categories with a focus on medium and high risk, utilising existing services and referral pathways for standard risk clients.
The Family DVA Workers are part of a team providing practical and emotional support to women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse across the county of Dorset. Family DVA workers engage families within accommodation and community based settings to support them coming to terms with their experiences of domestic abuse.
You First Domestic Abuse Workers are part of a team providing practical and emotional support to individuals and families experiencing domestic abuse. As a Domestic Abuse Worker you will work with individuals, parents and others to develop and deliver a range of effective interventions and with partners to ensure a whole family approach, where indicated. This may be via proactive “in-reach” support to people living in refuge and outreach, move on and resettlement support, providing a flexible, trauma informed, client centred risk led service.
The overall purpose of this role is to provide specialist targeted support to individuals including male, female, non-binary and self-identified individuals and couples from LGBTQ+ and BAME groups, fathers with their children and for women with older boys in our specialist refuge/safe space. As well as carrying a caseload you will offer support to colleagues across this area and share vacancies ensuring access to the refuge from partner agencies.