Location: Bedford; with travel throughout Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37.5 hours/week
Salary: £25,355 per annum
ECP is a subsidiary of One YMCA, and is a consortium of three children and families charities: One YMCA, Faces Bedford and Peter Pan Teaching Schools Alliance. The Bridge Project delivers a range of prevention programmes (both 1:1 and group) and the successful candidate will be using a variety of interventions to assess risks and needs and to achieve positive outcomes for perpetrators and victims.
The Perpetrator Support Lead will support the Horizons Service Manager to develop the approach to working with perpetrators of domestic abuse. The applicant will work directly and engage daily with perpetrators to assess their understanding of violence and controlling behaviour on both the victim and children.
The Perpetrator Support Lead will need to communicate and share information with other professionals working with the family to ensure there is a whole family approach.
The key elements of the post are to:
a) Work with both male and female perpetrators of abuse to prevent further abuse and to ultimately increase the safety of victims, including children, affected by and at risk of domestic abuse.
b) Encourage abusers to take responsibility for their actions, promoting respectful, non-abusive relationships by supporting perpetrators to change their behaviour
c) Take the lead to on disseminating targeted information, support and advice to professionals and families identified.
d) Lead on the Early Help Assessment (EHA) process, including attendance at multi-agency professional’s meetings, supporting the engagement of families in greatest need in order to improve outcomes for the whole family.
e) Work towards and achieve the agreed targets performance objectives and ensure a high level of service is provided at all times
Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience
- NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in health, social care or early years or Willing to work towards level 4
- Significant experience of working with hard to reach and challenging clients with complex needs.
- A strong working knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and key principles for the work with perpetrators.
- Undertaking effective assessment of needs, risks and vulnerabilities and delivery of appropriate and safe interventions to meet assessed needs.
- Experience of managing and developing staff, including performance management
- Understanding of the issues faced by diverse communities and barriers to inclusion. Experience of supporting diverse communities and groups to engage with the service.
- Recognised Perpetrator programme qualification and experience of facilitating these courses (or willingness to achieve)
- Knowledge and understanding of the Early Help Assessment (EHA) process and Safeguarding procedures. Designated safeguarding person trained.
- Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of other agencies and professionals working with perpetrators and their families.
- Experience of developing multi-agency positive working relationships with a range of service users, and those who traditionally do not engage.
- Able to speak a language commonly used within the served community
- Full driving licence and suitably insured car for use in working hours (essential)
To apply please complete the application form below ( we are unable to accept CV’s for this position) .
For a full Job Description please click on the link or for more information please call Anne Franklin on 07774 873488
Closing Date: 7 June 2020
Interview Date: 16 June 2020