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Drive Case Manager

Position:                Drive Case Manager (Perpetrator Pilot Programme)

Reports to:           Drive Service Manager

Hours:                     37.5 Hours a week

Salary:                     £27,300 – 35,000

Location:       Colchester/Tendring

Travel:                     You will be required to travel extensively throughout Essex

Contract:               1.5 years initially

Closing Date: 17:00 1st December 2017

Applications to be emailed to:

Interviews and IT Testing: Week beginning 11th December 2016 – TBC

Outreach Perpetrator Worker

Approximate Start Date:  Immediate

Hours:  Fixed term until March 2019.

Salary:   £28-32,000 pa

Base: Chelmsford, Countywide Travel and Homeworking expected

Purpose of the role:

  • To provide one-to-one work with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.
  • To provide in house support to front line practitioners working with families experiencing domestic abuse
  • To work within a multi-agency context to best support service users
  • To co-facilitate and oversee practitioner workshops to partner services
  • To uphold all quality standards, ethos, policies and procedures of The Change Project
  • To work with the community to identify potential perpetrators

Responsible to:    Service Manager

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide a pro-active service delivering advice and a range of behaviour change programmes to perpetrators  of  domestic violence to  keep their partner’s and their children safe.
  • To working with organisations to upskill practitioners on identifying clients using abusive behaviour
  • Provide workshops on how to work with perpetrators, where the main is to identify, encourage and motivate change
  • Provide perpetrator prevention consultation and support to practitioners working with families who are experiencing domestic abuse
  • Establish links with family support organisations to provide information about specialist organisations able to support families experiencing domestic abuse
  • To develop innovative ways in engaging hard to reach perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • To link with local community groups to identify potential service users
  • To contact newly referred services users within 72 working hours of receiving the referral.
  • Risk assess, using the DASH RIC and professional judgement,   and deliver a risk management plan and service in keeping with the result.
  • Develop  individual support plans (ISPs) to meet individual risks and needs of service users.
  • Keep other relevant agencies informed about important changes in the service user’s situation, where confidentiality policies and agreements allow.
  • To be transparent in their role and maintain a good understanding of what the Outreach Worker should expect from other agencies to ensure that clients access the services to which they are entitled.
  • To work closely alongside the Specialist Victim Support services to jointly provide support to standard-medium risk clients.
  • Manage a caseload.
  • Follow procedures and protocols with other services so that the safety and voice of the service users is kept central to any process.
  • To oversee and facilitate Practitioner Workshops.
  • To discuss complex cases with your line manager and contribute to efforts to improve procedures and services internally and externally.
  • To support The Change Project fundraising through active promotion of events and involvement in fundraising events wherever possible.
  • At all times present The Change Project professionally and provide a consistent and high quality service to service users, in line with, and alongside of, the procedures agreed with your team members.
  • An understanding of diversity and equal opportunities  and their impact on practice.
  • To implement and adhere to policy and procedures in relation to health and safety in all aspects of work. To adhere to the worker’s own responsibilities to health and safety within the workplace and to colleagues, service users and the general public.
  • To maintain timely, clear, accurate and concise records and case notes and accompanying documentation (confidentiality, DASH RICs, case review forms, etc), which reflect our confidentiality policies.
  • To provide written reports as required – including excel based statistical information and written case studies/good practice examples.
  • To raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence through direct service provision and to promote The Change Project where appropriate.
  • To raise the profile of The Change Project through active involvement in and networking with relevant organisations and forums.
  • To maintain effective communication with co-workers and partner practitioners.
  • To ensure effective and safe personal practice, awareness of vicarious trauma and boundaries.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, supervision and internal and external trainings.
  • To ensure personal knowledge is up to date with key legislative and legal requirements.
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the line manager that may reasonably fall within the scope of the post.

Person Specifications:

  • Experience of working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Experienced in multi agency working
  • Experience of organising, planning, evaluating and reporting on your own work
  • A thorough understanding of domestic violence including causes and consequences.
  • A level 3 qualification in a relevant field, ie. social work, law, psychology, social policy)  or a level 4 qualification in a different field with an additional 2 years relevant experience. (Please note that other qualifications may be relevant, you will need to clearly demonstrate this on your application form)
  • A comprehensive understanding of health and safety issues especially those relevant to DV and lone working .
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system relating to domestic violence, and the civil remedies used in order to keep service users safe.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, tact and discretion.
  • Effective listening, communication (including written ) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including availability to do out of hours work including evenings
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage a complex and demanding workload.
  • Ability to manage difficult behaviour in a calm and professional manner
  • Able to manage self care with effective stress management strategies.
  • The emotional and physical stamina to deliver excellent work under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain accurate up to date case notes and record statistical data and reports as necessary
  • Excellent administrative skills including competency in Windows based software and IT packages
  • A full driving license and access to a vehicle.
Special notes or conditions
  • Applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check before employment start.
  • The job involves extensive travel throughout Essex.  Use of own car is essential.  Travel expenses are claimable.

Email for an application pack. 

Closing date 19th November 2017.

Male Facilitators

Required in Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Do you have an interest in delivering behaviour change programmes? 
Do you want to help others make positive changes in their lives?
Can fit around exisiting employment. 60% of our facilitators are employed elsewhere and work sessionally for us.
Evening work only and some home-based admin required. Training and support provided.

Email for more information


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