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Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Role:               Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Based:             Dudley

Rate:                £24310 unqualified £27,751.qualified

Start Date:      ASAP

Duration:        Permanent

Hours:             37.5 hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country is  looking to recruit a skilled and proactive practitioner to work within Early Help Localities with families at risk

Synopsis of duties:

  • Working in teams based in the same location to develop and deliver coordinated services to individuals/families identified via agreed referral routes and care plan within a timely manner.
  • Hold/Manage a caseload of individuals/families undertaking all aspects of case management including, risk assessment (including any risks of offending, failure to protect, harm to self and others). Assessing needs via support planning (including safety planning, emergency evacuation, support networks, maintaining their tenancy and other agency involvement). Evidencing outcomes via the outcomes star and regular case review ensuring that they are kept up to date, accurate, and reflective of all actions and discussions taken place.
  • Provide evidence based practical and emotional support to individuals and their children working within appropriate professional guidelines and legislation.
  • Provide care plans and support plans for Children’s Services and manage/co-ordinate the client’s support within the community
  • Provide advice and guidance to other professionals in each Locality to ensure they provide effective support for Children and families affected by DA. Training and support to the Locality partnership around Domestic Abuse raise awareness, promote and train on relevant support and risk tools.
  • To work directly with victims of domestic abuse, provide early identification and intervention, & to ensure an accurate capture of the voice of the victim throughout the care plan/ intervention boosting self-esteem and confidence
  • Where risk escalates respond immediately working with partners within agreed multiagency plans to ensure coordination, accountability and impact.
  • Engage with the individual/ family at suitable locations including at home, Children’s Centre’s, local offices or other safe spaces.
  • Work with other services provided to ensure individuals receive all the support available to them this includes sexual violence support services, stalking, exploitation
  • Work with other services provided throughout Dudley in both the statutory and non-statutory sector to help maximise independence and safety such as access to housing, legal advice, benefits, education and volunteering/job opportunities.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant previous or current employment/ work experience
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children in a safeguarding capacity and with demonstrable outcomes
  • Have knowledge of the dynamics of domestic abuse and its impact on individuals and families and techniques to engage
  • Have an excellent understanding and working practice of undertaking risk assessments and understanding the nature of domestic and sexual violence
  • Car driver

Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.

Location: Dudley | Salary: 24310 - 27751 per year | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 07/06/2024