Violence Prevention Worker (Male only)

Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme

Violence Prevention Worker (Male Only)

Person Specification and Job Description

Job Title: Violence Prevention Worker

Hours: 10 hours per week minimum (flexible approach required)

Salary: £13.19 per hour. Based on a full-time salary of £25,475                                                                                                  

Location: Trafford, Manchester

Accountable to: Chief Executive via the Programme Leader

Duration: Permanent

Deadline: Thursday 23rd April

Job Purpose: To undertake individual sessions and group-work with men who are participating in Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) and to liaise with referring agencies, actively contribute to risk management procedures and team working.

This post will be open to men only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

Violence Prevention Worker

Job Description

Client work and liaison

  1. To conduct violence prevention work with men in a way that shows an understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women.
  2. To co-lead a structured violence prevention group-work programme for men who have been abusive towards an (ex) partner.
  3. To conduct appointment based assessments with potential clients to assess their suitability for the violence prevention programme based on Bridging to Change’s aims and criteria, submitting reports to court, social services and other agencies as necessary.
  4. To conduct individual work with clients and other professionals as necessary.
  5. To liaise with other agencies as appropriate, attending core group and case conferences as required.
  6. To take part in risk review meetings with other Bridging to Change workers  about the progress of men and issues from work with women in order to ensure that women and children's safety remains at the forefront of Bridging to Change ‘s work.
  7. To implement actions agreed in risk reviews.
  8. To assist in presentations or workshops about the work of Bridging to Change.
  9. To assist in representing Bridging to Change as required at meetings, seminars and conferences.
  10. Provide day to day support, advice and back-up to other sessional workers and/or volunteers.
  11. Assisting and supporting other sessional workers/volunteers working within Bridging to Change
  12. Assisting in recruitment, selection and training of sessional workers/volunteers.

Administration

  1. To assist with collecting information needed for monitoring purposes.
  2. Maintaining up to date information on legal, housing and welfare issues relevant to domestic abuse.
  3. Providing assistance in producing statistical and other reports on work done to meet the requirements of funders and the Board of Trustees and co-operating in the on-going evaluation of Relate GMS’ services.
  4. To maintain appropriate client records.
  5. To undertake evaluation questionnaires with men using the Bridging to Change service.
  6. Maintaining the financial records required for the Violence Prevention Programme.

Other

  1. Attending and contributing to weekly team meetings.
  2. Attending line management sessions as requested and to provide information on client work, service delivery and organizational issues to the line manager.
  3. To implement decisions agreed made in line management meetings.
  4. Participating in development policy, strategies and working practices of Relate GMS by attending meetings and giving feedback as appropriate to others doing this work.
  5. Conducting all work in a way that reflects the aims and principles of Relate GMS, in particular Relate GMS’ policies on Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality.
  6. To keep up to date with domestic violence issues and participate in relevant training as required.
  7. Undertaking other duties as reasonably requested.

Violence Prevention Worker

Person Specification

1 - Experience

Essential:

  1. Experience of working with men on issues of violence and abuse towards their intimate female partners.
  2. Experience of working with people from different BMER groups.
  3. Experience of working as part of a co-gendered team.
  4. Experience of managing own work load and related admin.

Desirable:

  1. Experience of delivering a DVPP, either in group or individual settings.
  2. Experience of liaising with social workers and other professionals from a range of statutory and independent sector agencies.
  3. Experience of working in a social care agency, e.g. substance misuse, child protection, family support.

2 - Knowledge

Essential:

  1. An understanding of the nature of domestic violence and its effects on women and children.
  2. An understanding of why men use abusive behaviours towards intimate women partners.
  3. A commitment to working in ways which prioritise the safety of those affected by domestic abuse, both women and children.

Desirable:

  1. An understanding of risk factors in domestic abuse.
  2. An understanding of the criminal and/or family court systems in relation to domestic abuse and the legal options available to those experiencing domestic abuse.
  3. An understanding of children and young people’s safeguarding procedures...

3 - Skills

Essential :

  1. The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with a range of people, both over the telephone and in person, sometimes over sensitive and/or complex issues.
  2. The ability to organise your own work load and use your own initiative.
  3. The ability to work as part of a team.
  4. The ability to manage their own administration, be computer literate, particularly word processing packages, and to maintain effective recording systems.

Desirable:

1.   Skills in group work, or the ability to develop these skills.

4 - Attitude

Essential :

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Anti-Discriminatory Practice in employment and service delivery and a commitment to implementing Anti-Discriminatory Practice in relation to job responsibilities.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to work in accordance with the Confidentiality and Equal Opportunities Policies of Relate GMS.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to work in accordance with the objectives and principles of Relate GMS.
  4. Demonstrate a willingness to work within an organisation which works both with male perpetrators of, and with women who have experienced domestic violence.
  5. Willingness and ability to work flexibly

For more information, see the attached documents on how to apply or contact:

Dave Packwood

Business Development Manager Consortium and Partnerships

Barnardo’s West Region

07500968572

dave.packwood@barnardos.org.uk