LOCATION The Partnership Hub, Social Care & The Farr Centre

RESPONSIBLE TO Intervention & Recovery Coordinator/ Medium Risk Team Leader

HOURS 18 hours per week

SALARY SCALE £21,842 per annum, pro rata for part time

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

Providing a high quality support service to women experiencing medium risk domestic violence with a focus on methods that are flexible, creative and innovative.

Supporting women experiencing medium risk domestic violence to make long term positive and sustainable changes in their lives and recover from the harm of domestic violence.

Ensuring close liaison with the Police and other agencies and services (both internal and external) to ensure holistic and joined up service delivery.

Working to support Social Care referrals to provide support, information and informed options to women who are assessed as medium risk and have children that safeguarding may be a concern.

JOB PURPOSE:

To deliver excellent standards in service delivery by:

  • Working as part of a team to deliver an independent support service to women experiencing medium risk domestic violence/ abuse incidents in North Nottinghamshire with or without children
  • Providing a clear referral pathway into the service that is promoted to and easily accessible to women and key referral partners
  • Offering support based on an effective assessment of risk and support needs in order to reduce risk for survivors and their children/dependents
  • Including and involving service users in the delivery of the service, service review and service development
  • Raise awareness of domestic violence/abuse and its impact on the lives of women and children
  • Raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence/abuse on children and support mothers/carers to understand the affect and how they can support their children
  • Ensure that NWAL Equality and Diversity Policy is implemented at all times and across all areas of work
  • Ensure that NWAL confidentiality policy is adhered to at all times

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working as part of a team to deliver an independent support service to women experiencing medium risk incidents of domestic violence/abuse in North Nottinghamshire
  • As a member of the Medium Risk team, contribute to team meetings and the team work plan
  • Attend meetings with Medium Risk colleagues
  • Contribute to the overall development of the organisation by participating in full staff team meetings and the organisation’s Business Plan
  • Encourage service user participation in the review of service and its development
  • Providing a clear referral pathway into the service that is promoted to and easily accessible to survivors and key referral partners
  • Ensure that the referral pathway into the service is clear and accessible to all survivors
  • Promote the referral pathway to key agencies, in particular the Police
  • Offer support based on an effective assessment of risk and support needs for up to four contacts or sessions.
  • Using the DASH RIC, undertake an assessment of risk and refer to the relevant MARAC where an assessment is high risk
  • Support survivors to develop and implement personal safety plans and positive coping strategies for themselves and their children
  • Identify support needs in partnership with survivors, referring and signposting as appropriate
  • Provide support in safe community-based venues or women’s homes, by phone, face to face, email and / or Skype
  • Advocate on behalf of survivors to other agencies and/or support survivors to self-advocate including at MARACs, safeguarding meetings and including where survivors experience difficulties accessing services
  • Liaise with internal services and external key agencies including the Police, Local Authority, CPS, Drug and Alcohol services, Mental Health services and Children’s and Adult Social Care to ensure a co-ordinated response to survivors
  • Share information safely and securely to ensure confidentiality, avoid duplication of support and to ensure seamless service provision
  • Utilise innovative, creative and flexible methods of intervention in order to encourage engagement with the support offered
  • Support service users to plan for, and develop skills in order to be able to manage the transition to life without domestic abuse and ensure that service users and their children are linked in with appropriate agencies and community-based organisations
  • Include and involve service users in the delivery of the service, service review and service development
  • Ensure that the views of service users are at the heart of any decisions made which affect their lives
  • Encourage service users to provide feedback on their experience of the services they receive from Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid and from other agencies, participate in Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Limited service user consultation events and Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Service User Forum
  • Ensure service users are aware of Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Contribute towards the monitoring and evaluation arrangements for the service
  • Ensure that monitoring and service data is accurate, up to date and fully recorded including the expected outcomes for service users
  • Ensure service user outcomes are recorded on Ontrack and case notes are updated after every contact
  • Raise awareness of domestic violence and its impact on the lives of women and children
  • Be responsible for keeping up to date on policy development and changes in legislation relevant to women experiencing domestic violence
  • Participate in the delivery of good practice, devolving knowledge and training in relation to domestic violence with relevant partners
  • Ensure that NWAL Equality and Diversity Policy is implemented at all times and across all areas of work
  • Comply with the NWAL Equality and Diversity Policy and contribute to the development and implementation of the annual NWAL Diversity Action Plan
  • Actively work towards providing services which are accessible to all women, including women with complex needs and ensure the effective implementation of anti-oppressive practice
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of resources
  • To support on a rota basis, the north Notts Domestic Abuse partnership car, covering Friday and Saturday evenings 4pm – midnight.
  • Attend regular supervision and appraisals in accordance with current NWAL procedures
  • Contribute to the development of good practice in relation to reflective learning
  • Contribute to the creation of a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Ensure continuous professional development, working to an agreed individual learning plan
  • Provide information for and contribute to organisational fundraising and bids
  • Awareness of and adherence to NWAL policies and procedures and local multi agency protocols as required including ensuring the protection of children and vulnerable adults

Further information and Application Forms may be sent out on receipt of a SAE, by emailing [email protected] or by clicking on the link below.

Please return the completed form, clearly marked Private and Confidential to:

Medium Risk Intervention Worker Employment Group
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd
The Farr Centre
Chapel Walk, Westgate
Worksop, Notts S80 1LR

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26th July 2021 @ 12 noon
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on 4th August 2021
The successful applicant will have to pass police management vetting as well as enhanced DBS checks

Applications will not be accepted by email or fax. You must send a hard copy by post or by hand.

Please note that application will not be accepted by CV.

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