We have recently had our funding extended for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Health project at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital following a successful pilot project. Thank you to the OPCC and MOJ for recognising this important project and extending our...
Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Worker
You will deliver evidenced based and researched support for adults who are experiencing domestic abuse and to support our sexual violence team.
The ideal candidate will:-
We are looking for a person who has experience of:
• domestic violence and abuse front-line services for men, women and children, (e.g. crisis accommodation, outreach, IDVA, MARAC).
• safeguarding best practice for adults and children
• carry out assessments and co-produce individual support plans
• completing risk assessment and carrying out referrals
• statutory assessment
• develop support programmes
• working with adults
• delivering group work
and who can:
• understand the issues affecting adults who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
• understand and commit to diversity and inclusion responsibilities
• be person centred at all times
• share best practice knowledge
• work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and staff team which will include evenings and weekends (as required)
• act with integrity, be trustworthy and treat people with dignity and respect
• remain calm when dealing with a crisis or emergency
• ensure all services meet contract requirements
• ensure clients are at the forefront when making decisions about service design and delivery
• work to raise awareness of the service, produce good publicity materials, develop and maintain excellent relationships with people both within YOU and externally, and be an ambassador and champion for our work
This is a great opportunity for the right person to support the development of this service to deliver evidenced based and researched support for adults who are experiencing domestic abuse and to support our sexual violence team. You will be skilled and experienced at engagement with women and men, able to develop and deliver individual one to one sessions and group work, work in partnership with colleagues and ensure a whole family approach, taking the lead where necessary. The successful applicant will work in refuge accommodation and within the community, will attend safeguarding meetings and MARAC and contribute to other professional meetings where necessary. The role holder will be required to update all information on a case management system, complete reports and be part of a wider team working across the Isle of Wight.
You will be a skilled, motivated and innovative person driven by passion to support adults and families who are at high risk of violence and abuse. You will have worked with individuals, parents or families and will understand how to engage and deliver appropriate and personalised emotional and practical support.
You will enjoy being part of a team and love learning which you will share, just as your colleagues will share theirs. You will believe in a whole family approach and remain client centred at all times. You will be able to use national and local evidence based resources to develop your own groups and individual sessions.
You will have an understanding and commitment to a wide range of values that underpin this work including being non-judgemental, person centred, trauma informed and gender responsive and be able to demonstrate these values within your work.
You will hold values that inspire a client led approach and be self-motivating, reflective and have a positive response to challenging situations.
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.
If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:
- Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time, including a higher mileage rate for car sharing
- Enhanced annual leave entitlements, with the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
- Matched pension scheme contributions, plus Death in Service Benefit and salary sacrifice options
- Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
- Excellent and professionally certified training, as well as access to fully-funded apprenticeship programmes
- 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
- Access to discounts across lots of your favourite stores and online shopping sites, as well as discounted bus travel on the First bus network
- A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility
- The chance to work with amazing people
The integrated commissioned service covers the Isle of Wight. This innovative and exciting service works with both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse as individuals and/or where they may still be a couple and wishing to stay together. Our services aim to support the whole family where we are able. We also offer a separate service to victims of sexual crime.
The integrated service offers a variety of support and interventions including refuge, target hardening, court support, working with children, working with couples and outreach, and recovery groups.
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