Family Domestic Violence and Abuse Workers

2M Employment Solutions Ltd
DT1 3SB, Dorchester
£7,761 pro rata
31 May 2017
29 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Family Domestic Violence and Abuse Workers
Part time = 16 hours per week
Salary - £7,761 pro rata (£19,401 fte )

Availability - to start as soon as possible

The organization are a provider of Support, Care and Advice Services. We work alongside people to gain the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

This is an amazing opportunity for highly motivated and innovative person to join our Integrated Domestic Violence and Abuse Service.

We are looking to recruit for the role of Family Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker. 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.

Due to the nature of the work being a car driver with a car for work is essential for this post.

Family DVA workers engage families within accommodation and community based settings to support them coming to terms with their experiences of domestic abuse. The skilled and experienced post holder will carry out assessments and deliver one to one or group work as indicated either by assessment with clients, by recommendation or as identified as required within the team. This role will work with parents and others to develop a range of parenting support interventions and with partners to ensure a whole family approach.

We are looking for a person who has experience of:

• working or volunteering with male and female victims of domestic abuse
• violence and abuse issues affecting families
• networks of support available for families in the community
• risk management, needs led assessment and support planning
• group work and/or parenting groups/programmes
• working effectively in partnership with others

and who can:

• be person centred at all times
• work with families to produce plans that meet their needs and requirements
• work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and clients 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 support paperwork, process and risk assessments are completed systematically within the service timescales, confidentiality and in plain English
• 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

Our clients have told us that they want the post holder to:

• be approachable but also firm and fair
• listen to the client, work with the client
• always be realistic with clients, be honest and patient
• but mostly be HUMAN

If you would like to find out more about the role or take the first step in our application process please click apply to email your CV