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Salary     £18 – £21 Per Hour
Location     Lower Clapton, London
Recruitment Agency     Social Personnel
MUST HAVE IDVA qualification or be a qualified SW registered with the HCPC and have relevant DV experience or have probation/police experience within DV.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

This post is key to the Council’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. Hackney’s new Domestic Abuse Intervention Service takes an approach to domestic abuse that is pragmatic, innovative, holistic and robust in its approach to working with victims and perpetrators.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Each of the three key accountabilities is outlined below.

1. Case work

1.1 To undertake pro-active case work with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. This will involve visiting victims and perpetrators at home as needed, arranging and chairing case reviews, reporting to Court and other forums, agreeing plans of intervention, delivering actions within timescales, advocating for victims and meeting any agreed performance targets

1.2 To undertake interviews with victims and perpetrators of abuse, their families and work closely with other agencies. To analyse and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of risk and need.

1.3 To understand the context of domestic abuse, gendered violence, power and control and to design and implement interventions accordingly.

1.4 To assess and balance risk and protective factors within a legislative, theoretical, best practice and policy framework.

1.5 To communicate effectively with victims, perpetrators and their families, ensuring that their views and wishes are heard and recorded accurately

1.6 To establish rapport and build a respectful, honest and trusted relationship with victims, perpetrators and their families, particularly parents and/or main carers

1.7 To provide and present written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence

1.8 To ensure that victims and perpetrators are provided with written reports about their circumstances and plans for intervention

1.9 To review and reassess evidence when necessary and be open to a change of view in response to new evidence

1.10 To devise written intervention plans regarding victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse based on assessed need and risk

1.11 To undertake risk reduction interventions using a range of methodologies

1.12 To utilise problem solving skills within the context of a professional relationship with victims, perpetrators and their families

1.13 To use research findings and statutory guidance to inform practice

1.14 To understand, respect and promote the rights of victims

1.15 To ensure all matters in respect of child and adult safeguarding are dealt with promptly, effectively and in line with procedures

2. Partnership with other agencies

2.1 To ensure assessments include views from other agencies as part of undertaking a holistic analysis of needs/risks of victims and perpetrators

2.2 To ensure good communication and liaison with other agency professionals

2.3 To ensure that contacts and requests from other agencies are met with a helpful and timely response

2.4 To have a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of key agencies including their statutory responsibilities

2.5 To share information as needed about victims, perpetrators and their families with other agencies in order to reduce the risk of harm, promote their welfare and prevent crime in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

2.6 To work with other agencies as identified with management on projects and service developments which promote an integrated approach and multi-disciplinary working

2.7 To deliver training to key partner agencies

3. Equal Opportunities

3.1 To demonstrate through personal and professional example a commitment to equality of opportunity for all groups of staff and service users and to challenge discrimination and other forms of unjust behaviour

3.2 To be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way they carry out their duties

Education, Training and Qualifications

1. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) recognised social work qualification and HCPC registered OR
2. Qualified Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate / Independent Domestic Violence Advocate OR
3. Qualified Probation Officer or experience as a serving Police Officer
4. A satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level is required

Contract Length: 6 Months