Domestic Abuse (Perpetrator) Prevention Worker - Multi Disciplinary Team - Working for Essex
Salary: £30,931 to £35,362 per annum
Closing date: 17 Jul 2024
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16635
Role: Social Care
About the role

Domestic Abuse (Perpetrator) Prevention Worker - Multi Disciplinary Team

Fixed Term, Full Time

£30,931 to £35,362 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024 at 11.59pm

Please note that this is a fixed term contract / secondment opportunity till the 27th February 2026. 

Here in Essex, we continue to raise the bar about practice and our investment in our workforce is second to none. It’s an exciting time to join us. Not only have we been named Outstanding by Ofsted, we are delighted and at the same time humbled to have been crowned Social Work Employer of the Year for the second time in the last three years! 

The Opportunity 

Children and Families service is recognised as a service in which practice can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity, and compassion; promoting development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective interventions which build resilience, remove barriers, and enable children and families to look forward to a brighter future. 

To work alongside Assessment & Intervention and Family Support & Protection Teams. The welfare and safety of victims/survivors, children and young people, and vulnerable adults is paramount. The Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker will take timely and appropriate action to safeguard vulnerable adults and children in every aspect of their work. 

Contributing to a multi-agency assessment and management of risk to victim/survivors and children affected by domestic abuse and pro-actively secure service user engagement and influence behaviour change. 

Accountabilities 

  • Understand the multi-agency partnership structures and work within these settings.
  • Establish ongoing multi-agency connections and relationships for the benefit of children and their family.
  • Support the empowerment of service users and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation and support them effect change.
  • Deliver behaviour change interventions using a range of skills to engage service users and reduce risk to victim/survivors and children.
  • Maintain timely, accurate and confidential case management records and contribute to the work of the team.
  • Participate in regular case management reviews within the Multi-Disciplinary Team and your line manager based on a review of risk and abuse which feeds back into action planning to further progress, signpost, or close cases, and provides feedback to your clients/agencies and informs future case management.
  • Contribute to data and written reports with effective case data input and through the provision of case studies to illustrate the impact of the service for domestic abuse victims, survivors and children.
  • Engage in supervision both individually and through group supervisions. 

The Experience You Will Bring 

Essential:

  • Significant experience of direct work with perpetrators of domestic abuse within a criminal justice and/or wider supportive service(s). 
  • Experience and knowledge of effective ways of working/engaging with perpetrators of domestic abuse using a range of approaches.
  • To develop and deliver effective interventions for perpetrators and facilitate discussions to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Excellent conflict and crisis management skills with capacity to manage raw emotions including conflict, challenge and trauma. 

Desirable:

  • Have an understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and a strong track record of multi-agency/partnership working.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and procedural knowledge of other services involved in the multi-agency response to domestic abuse such as the MARAC process at an operational level.
  • The ability to work under pressure and manage a complex and demanding workload.
  • Understand the purpose and use of domestic abuse risk assessment tools e.g., DASH and respond to emerging needs.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

Please take a look at our ‘No Magic’ Children & Families video

Why Essex? 

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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