Job Vacancy – Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker – Victim Support

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Job Title: Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker

Hours:  37.5 per week

Work schedule:  Monday to Friday- 9am to 5m

Salary: £28,050.00 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Domestic Abuse Prevention Caseworker to join the Perpetrator Service team in Rochdale, working 37.5 hours a week.  This role is fixed term to 31/05/25 with the possibility for this to be extended.

Do you want to make a difference every day?  Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?

Do you have resilience & adaptability?  Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

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. 
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