Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Black Country Women's Aid
Let us introduce ourselves…
Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.
Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.
All services are client and needs-led.
Community Services Directorate
Within this directorate, the following vital services are delivered;
Black Country Women's Aid Community Services include;
, Community Domestic Abuse Support Services (Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley)
, Black Country IRIS (primary care) educator and advocacy service
, Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services (Black Country)
, Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum
, Black Country Counselling Service
, Domestic and sexual abuse Children and Young person's service (Black Country)
, West Midlands Stalking Service
, Ask Marc (Male abuse referral centre)
This position is located within the Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service
The BCWA Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service supports victims of domestic violence and abuse in Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall through a range of contracted/commissioning arrangements.
The service works in partnership with other services within BCWA and key agencies to assess risk and provide tailored support plans for service users.
Our integrated approach provides effective holistic support for survivors of abuse using a trauma-informed approach.
Walsall Council Children's Social Care have implemented the nationally recognised Family Safeguarding approach to working with whole families to support child protection arrangements.
Family Safeguarding Teams are multi-disciplinary and include professionals from children's social care, probation services, mental health and domestic abuse
The Family Safeguarding approach presents a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary teams to support whole families with all aspects of delivery reflecting a family focus approach that prioritises safeguarding for children, young people and adults.
Black Country Women's Aid service will second Domestic Abuse Victim support to parents/carers of Young People who are open to a Family Safeguarding support intervention.
The role will be based within the Family Safeguarding teams and work as part of the multi-disciplinary service to improve outcomes for families.
The aim of the roles is to reduce the impact of Domestic Abuse in parents whose children are being supported through a Family Safeguarding intervention by providing evidence-based outcomes.
Collaborative practices between Walsall Council & Black Country Women's Aid will be enhanced through shared learning & training and developing a best practice model within the service.
Job Title: Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5), based in Walsall
Salary: £24,310.04 (unqualified) - £26.430.04 (qualified)
Closing date: 16 August 2023
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are looking for someone with experience of supporting victims/survivors of domestic abuse, managing a caseload and understanding the principles of safeguarding children and adults.
The postholder will have a good understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how this can affect victims.
The Domestic Abuse Practitioner will work within the family safeguarding team focusing on providing support to victims of domestic abuse who have been referred from Children's services specifically those on child in need and child protection plans.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an online application form, providing examples/evidence for each of the criteria in the person specification and return .
Please see full job description for more information.
CVs will not be accepted.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.
It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
The post holder must be female.
As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.
To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.
We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.
A copy of these will be taken.
Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.
You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.
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