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Salary    £38,229 – £41,025 Per Annum
Location    Twickenham, London
Closing Date    04/07/2017
Recruitment Agency    Local Government Jobs

The Company

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country.


We are looking for a Domestic Violence Practice Lead to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.

As Domestic Violence Practice Lead for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for
• Overseeing a team of four practitioners who provide specialist support to perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as victims and children affected by domestic violence.
• Providing effective casework oversight and professional supervision to the specialist Domestic Violence provision within the Strengthening Families Plus Team.
• Holding a small cohort of cases involving families affected by complex needs including entrenched domestic violence issues.
• Acting as a recognised expert within the Domestic Violence field, contributing to the development of Domestic Violence practice, training and policy.
To be a Domestic Violence Practice Lead for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points
• Would be desirable for candidate to have experience of supervising a team of specialist domestic violence workers. However, candidates with significant experience within the Domestic Violence field with lesser supervisory experience would be considered
• Ability to provide effective casework oversight and professional supervision with strong focus on reflective practice and professional support to specialist staff, ensuring there is an opportunity to critically reflect on casework and to identify learning and development needs.
• Significant experience of working with vulnerable clients with complex needs, including perpetrators of domestic violence, and victims and children impacted by the abuse.
• Knowledge and understanding of key principles for working with families affected by domestic violence and abuse, including the power and control and gender theory.
• Ability to motivate and guide specialist staff in obtaining positive outcomes for children and families.
• Experience of applying evidence based practice interventions and working holistically with families affected by domestic violence
• Maintain effective, transparent and timely communication with employees and key partners.
• Educated to degree level with an appropriate professional qualification and proven evidence of continuing professional development.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;
• Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
• A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
• Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
• A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
• Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
• Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

Provisional Interview dates: 11th and 13th July 2017