Gwent Domestic Abuse Services are currently seeking to appoint a Perpetrator Officer within the Blaneau Gwent area.
35 hours per week
Salary £22,212 Per Annum
The successful candidate will be required to work with perpetrators of domestic abuse on both a 1-2-1 and group basis. The aim of the work will be to help service users to recognise, challenge and ultimately change their abusive behaviours and beliefs. The role will also involve carrying out robust risk assessments and contributing to safety planning in partnership with Victim Safety Workers. In addition to possessing the essential skills and knowledge base, the role requires the worker to clearly demonstrate an equal relationship with another facilitator whilst delivering group sessions.
Closing date 4pm, Monday 7th November 2016
This post is based in Blaenau Gwent and will be subject to a DBS check.
Please note CV's will not be accepted. If you wish to apply for the post only completed application's will be considered.
For an information pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01495 291202 or for further information please contact Luke Ivens on 01495 291202
The Perpetrator Officer will be based in Blaina, but will be required to work throughout the borough to further develop and deliver a package of individual and group interventions to perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Perpetrator Officer’s duties are to:
- Deliver the Phoenix Respect Programme to perpetrators of domestic abuse. This includes both individual work and group sessions
- Continually monitor and manage risk to victims of domestic abuse and their children
- Work with other members of staff and colleagues in partner agencies to ensure that the safety of victims and children is paramount and monitored carefully
- Keep accurate records of all work undertaken with perpetrators
- Monitor and assess the need to develop and run further programmes according to identified need.
- Carry out necessary work to achieve respect accreditation.
- Contribute to the work of the wider service including taking part in domestic abuse conference calls
- Develop and deliver presentations to appropriate groups and organisations, raising awareness of domestic abuse and the services provided by GDAS
- To keep up to date information regarding relevant services.
- Develop and maintain effective working links with key partners and services to encourage appropriate referrals and joint working.
- Attending and reporting to Management Committee meetings and steering groups.
- Identify and apply for relevant funding to ensure the on going sustainability of the work.
- Work in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
- Attend regular supervision sessions with Perpetrator Manager
- Undertake relevant training courses.
- Any other reasonable duties agreed with the Management Committee.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The Perpetrator Officer will be responsible for ensuring that accurate records are kept of all activities undertaken and will be involved in regular reviews and forward planning.
Experience and Knowledge
- Experience of working with challenging individuals, offenders or perpetrators of domestic abuse (Essential)
- Experience of using motivational work with individuals to empower change (Essential)
- Experience of developing and running group programmes (Desirable)
- Clear understanding of the impacts of domestic abuse (Essential)
- Geographic knowledge of Blaenau Gwent area (Desirable)
- Knowledge of services and other organisations in Blaenau Gwent (Desirable)
- Have relevant qualifications e.g. Teaching, Social Work, counselling, NLP (Desirable)
Skills and Abilities
- Able to work on their own initiative but also work as part of a team (Essential)
- Able to communicate effectively with clients and outside agencies (Essential)
- Ability to work under pressure (Essential)
- A car owner-driver (Essential)
- Ability to prioritise one’s own work (Essential)
- Able to talk to groups of people and deliver presentations (Essential)
- Approachable and friendly (Essential)
- Confident and able to challenge constructively (Essential)
- Self-motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable (Essential)
- Welsh speaker (Desirable)