Job Vacancy – Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker -Victims Support

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Job Title: Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker

Office location: Rochdale Police Station, The Holme, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AG

Hours per week: 37.5 (Full time)

Work schedule: Monday to Friday- with one late night to 8pm.

Basic Salary: £27,500 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date:  31/01/2024

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

  • Flexible working options including hybrid working
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity & paternity payments
  • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
  • Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
  • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
  • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression

About the role:

This role is based in Rochdale Police station along with some hybrid working, you must be prepared  to deliver and facilitate recognised support and behaviour change programmes to perpetrators of domestic abuse (DA) and those at risk of becoming perpetrators. 

As a Perpetrator Caseworker you will:

Plan, prepare and effectively facilitate (lead and co-facilitate) the delivery of group work programmes to perpetrators of DA.  This may be delivered through face to face, online or a blended approach.

Maintain a proactive response to service users, continuously providing positive options for behaviour change throughout the service user’s time in the service. Using a combination of motivational work, relationship building and a broad range of skills to encourage service users to address their abusive behaviour and understand that they are accountable for continued use of abuse and abusive behaviour towards others. 

Develop and maintain effective working relationships and promote effective communication between staff.  Integrate the programme activity offered to Perpetrators with the support offered to Victims within the local domestic abuse service structure; which may be internal or external, ensuring you work closely with those services supporting the partners, ex-partners, new partners, and family members of service users

You will need:

  • Excellent understanding of domestic abuse and stalking, including the impact on victims and their children, and the legal and practical remedies available. 
  • Belief in perpetrator behaviour change.  
  • Empathy and the ability to support and guide your service users, demonstrating excellent advisory, negotiation & persuasive skills. 
  • Experience of working directly with perpetrators of domestic abuse in a statutory, voluntary, social or community work setting.  
  • A good knowledge of effective ways of working/engaging with perpetrators of domestic abuse. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including networking skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with other agencies. 
  • Ideally a background in Probation, Homelessness or the Police would be advantageous. 

About Us:

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Victim Support strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.

As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please follow this link to the Jobs page on our website and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.

We look forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

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