Domestic Violence Support Worker (Outreach) £9,829 per annum (FTE £20,477) Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Part Time, 18 hours per week Ref: DVSW/ROCH/01/14

Temporary to end on or before 31 March 2015

Your primary role will be to develop and monitor the outreach service and provide support to low and medium risk victims of domestic violence. You will be an integral part of the Domestic Violence Team at Rochdale in supporting the development of support services and volunteers.

You will work in accordance with Victim Support Codes of Practice and Policies, with particular emphasis on developing networks and partnerships and increasing the role of the service in the community.

Experience of working with victims of domestic violence and other service providers and agencies in either a statutory, voluntary, social or community setting would be a distinct advantage.

You will be required to attend relevant meetings and will provide regular reports to the Service Delivery Manager and assist in awareness work undertaken with diverse communities by the Specialist DV Project Administrator.

Good IT skills, a knowledge of criminal justice issues, a knowledge of civil orders available to protect victims of domestic violence and an understanding of the effects a court appearance can have on victims and witnesses of crime are also essential requirements.

You will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people from all areas of the community. Assist with the monitoring, evaluation, and administration of written statistical reports on the project for management and our external funders.

A willingness to travel freely throughout Rochdale and occasionally through Greater Manchester is also a pre-requisite of this post.

On successful completion of probation your salary will increase to £10,133 per annum (FTE £21,110).

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 22 January 2014

This post is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to request an application pack please email quoting the full job title and reference number when requesting an application pack.

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