Think Family Domestic Abuse Specialist
BSWA, Closing date: 29 March
To bring expertise around DVA into teams within Birmingham Children’s Trust to improve practice, providing training and support to professionals to build understanding of safe and appropriate interventions with women and children To provide information, support and signposting for women supported by Birmingham Children’s Trust disclosing experiences of domestic violence/abuse The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 29th March 2023 at 12 noon.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To work alongside colleagues to deliver DVA training and awareness sessions to BCT teams.
• To promote understanding of the experiences and needs of women and children living with or escaping DVA, particularly around the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for abuse and not blaming victims.
• To support BCT staff to support women’s and children’s safety and to inform them of their rights and options in terms of housing, legal and welfare rights
• To develop a good relationship with all staff and work effectively with the teams. This includes:
• provision of systematic support to teams, including meeting through individual and group case consultations
• working closely with DVA champions in each department, where applicable
• attending relevant meetings.
• To monitor referrals and consultations with staff, seeking feedback on the service from women supported and BCT staff.
ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT SERVICE:
• To provide some direct casework support, advice, information and advocacy to women experiencing DVA and referred by BCT staff.
• To be clear of Safeguarding principles, seeking guidance from the Trust Safeguarding Team where appropriate.
• To develop good working relationships and liaise with outside agencies when needed. This will include referral to colleagues within BSWA, to other specialist DVA services or other external agencies when appropriate
• To keep accurate records of all work done with or on behalf of clients and produce written reports as requested, including a monthly report of referrals and the take up of these referrals advocacy including outputs and outcomes
ADMINISTRATION AND MONITORING:
• To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems
• To keep accurate records of financial transitions in line with BSWA’s procedures
• To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date
• To contribute where appropriate to the preparation of returns for funders
• To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the staff, volunteers and service users by:
o Maintaining BSWA and trust communication records
o Following safety procedures
o Attending team meetings
• To attend in-house training
• To attend support and supervision sessions, including case reviews and safeguarding, with your line manager
• To develop a professional working relationship with external agencies
• To participate in multi agency work, including delivery of training and awareness sessions, as agreed with your line manager
• To promote awareness of BSWA services and the impact of domestic violence on women and children
• To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethos of BSWA.
• To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice and offer an equal service to all women, children and young people regardless of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation
• To maintain the confidentiality of women and children using the service and in all matters relating to the organisations.
• To work within BSWA and local multi-agency adult and child safeguarding procedures.
• To maintain an awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence on a national and local level
• To ensure the efficient use of resources at all times
• To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise incidentally, develop, or be assigned
commensurate with the post
These posts are covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010) and women only need apply.
BSWA operates within Safer Recruitment good practice guidelines. Please note all successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service Check before commencing their employment.
Benefits we offer:
– 31 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
– Up to 6% matched pension contribution
– Health Cash Plan scheme available to all employees from day one.
– Free access to Employee Assistance Programme
– Life Assurance scheme while in employment (a lump sum of 4 times salary)
– Cycle to Work scheme
BSWA is a Disability Confident Employer. We want everyone to have equal chance at being considered for our jobs. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method, or you are experiencing another barrier to completing your application, please contact our recruitment team at: [email protected].
Published:3 March, 2023
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