Project Manager - Domestic Abuse Charity
Role: Project Manager – The Pathways to Change Project (Domestic Abuse)
Rate: £31,679 - £34,345
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours Monday to Friday
Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country is looking to recruit a Project Manager for their innovative project “The Pathways to Change”.
The Pathways to Change project is an innovative project designed to reduce offending behaviour of domestic abuse perpetrators through community and group interventions. Perpetrator work and victim support run in parallel. Perpetrator work is delivered by St Giles Trust and Relate Birmingham. Our client delivers the parallel victim support to victims
Synopsis of duties:
- Ensure that the Pathways to Change team delivers timely and risk managed services to victims of violence and abuse, by gathering accurate information from the victim, enabling high quality needs assessment, providing support and evidence based intervention parallel to the work St Giles Trust and Relate Birmingham deliver.
- Develop support worker knowledge and practical application where there are complex/multi-dimensional issues, such as language barriers, cultural misunderstandings/stereotypes, mental health issues, substance misuse, historical abuse and homelessness, in order to develop accurate support and intervention plans. At all times we aim to promote confidence, independence, safety and security, and life after violence and abuse.
- Support the team to maintain professional boundaries when working with victims of violence and abuse, ensuring that their actions and support are client led.
- Attend professional and partnership meetings representing the domestic abuse team, sharing information as appropriate.
- Manage and support the team to be active members of multi-agency networks and meetings, maintaining good communications with referrers and other professionals involved. Where necessary the Manager will act as the lead professional when working with other agencies.
- Oversee the team’s support plans and evidence based interventions, ensuring that they are client focused, accurately written within agreed timescales and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
- Ensure that the support workers have a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and can apply this as necessary. Monitor all safeguarding concerns and audit actions for senior management assurance and compliance.
- Manage the team’s standard of written work including reports, case closures, needs assessments and support plans, referrals to other agencies, record keeping and court reports.
- Ensure accurate inputting of data onto IT systems for data and analytical purposes and, where necessary, extract information from the system to evidence work performance as part of supervisions/appraisals and other human resource processes.
- Deliver training as required to both internal and external candidates to raise awareness of interpersonal violence issues.
- Hold regular team meetings, staff briefings and undertake regular supervision case reviews and dip sampling, ensuring that reflective practice takes place.
- Ensure that there is a proactive and planned diary of group interventions and that all the necessary administration and evaluation is in place for analysis and impact.
- Understand the commissioning requirements of each contract/agreement and work with the Performance Officer to meet them through information recording and data gathering.
- Ensure that the on and offsite working arrangements meet health and safety requirements.
- Support the Director of Community Services to implement the strategic vision and direction of the Community Services and support in the development of service planning.
- Work as part of the Community Services Management Team to deliver community services.
- IDVA qualification and/or direct experience of working in domestic/sexual violence.
- Qualification or training equivalent to minimum level 3 education standard in a relevant topic, such as health and social care.
- Experience of developing and delivering training.
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, acknowledging safeguarding concerns and responding appropriately.
- Direct experience of working with victims of domestic abuse in a professional capacity.
- Experience of managing complex casework, including issues such as child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, working with trauma in adults and children and crisis intervention.
- Experiencing of working within a supportive setting for vulnerable people, providing direct support and a needs led service, undertaking risk and needs assessments and support planning, using a variety of intervention tools.
- Experience of taking referrals for services, gathering information regarding the victim and their circumstances, assessing the information, agreeing needs and identifying risk, understanding the right service to refer on to.
Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.
Location: Sandwell | Salary: 31679 - 34345 per year | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 15/09/2023