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Independent Domestic Violence Officer

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oldham
Industry:
Salary: £20.00 - 24.88 per hour
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Contact Name: Bal Sunner
Contact Email: Bals@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Description

4Recruitment Services are seeking an Independent Domestic Violence Officer for our client based in Oldham.

Purpose to the role:

  • To act as an independent advocate to ensure that victims of domestic violence are at the heart of the service and the voice of the child is heard where domestic violence is a factor in their household. 
  • To lead on the provision of high quality bespoke interventions for high and medium risk victims of domestic violence, using the Early Help Assessment tool in conjunction with the DASH risk assessment to determine need.
  • To support and develop all staff teams within the Early Help Service to be enable the delivery of  domestic violence interventions for standard risk cases as part of the Early Help outcomes framework.
  • To provide specialist advice, guidance and training to staff of all disciplines within organisations within the Community Safety and Cohesion Partnership.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • To respond dynamically to the needs of high and medium risk victims of domestic violence, differentiating support according to the needs of the victim.
  • To offer a pro-active premium practical support service to high risk victims of domestic violence.
  • To refer victims identified as high risk into the MARAC process and to attend MARAC to advocate on their behalf to ensure their needs and wishes are reflected in action plans.
  • To undertake joint visits with police officers to high risk or repeat victims of domestic violence to encourage engagement with services.
  • To engage with individuals and families who have been identified as high or medium risk victims of domestic violence, to keep themselves and their children safe, including safety planning and to develop bespoke service plans to reduce the identified risks.
  • To undertake dynamic evaluations which explore; family history, family functioning, interpersonal relationships, behaviour management (self and family) barriers to education and work, barriers to independence and self-management.
  • To explain housing, civil and criminal legal, including immigration options to victims and provide advice on the preparation of applications for public funding and protective orders.
  • To support victims through the criminal and civil justice systems, explaining the procedures and their role and rights within those systems.
  • To act as an independent advocate on behalf of the victim to ensure they get the services from partner agencies, to which they are entitled, and to assist them in developing their own support network.
  • To identify and agree with household members a set of achievable and measurable outcomes using the Early Help Assessment tool, alongside any risk management plan.
  • To challenge household members, where appropriate, about behaviours which have become barriers to their own independence and self-management.
  • To understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children, including the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
  • To deliver group programs for victims of domestic violence.
  • To provide specialist advice, support and consultancy for internal teams or external agencies working with households where there may be a risk of, or undisclosed domestic abuse.
  • To attend MARAC, MAPPA meetings and Child Protection Conferences in high risk cases

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Recent experience working within a similar role
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) qualification would be preferable
  • Have a detailed understanding of domestic abuse including the impact on victims and children.
  • Have a practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse
  • Enhanced DBS check

What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email  gpadmin@4recruitmentservices.com.

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