Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Crawley, West Sussex
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
£27,325 per year
Temporary, 12 months Contract, Full-time
Job description

The High Harm Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Project is a 12-month pilot funded through the Home Office until 28/02/2022. BHT will be working in partnership with local agencies to create a holistic intervention with people that have been identified as the most high-risk perpetrators of domestic abuse in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

This role will be part of a multi-agency team Complex Domestic Abuse Unit (CDAU)  including Sussex Police, Substance Misuse (CGL),Independent domestic violence advisors (IDVA) and Seetec Justice.  

Specialist Mental Health Worker - Complex Domestic Abuse

Contract until 28/02/2022 (Secondment or fixed term) with possible extension subject to funding

Salary: £27,325 per annum

37 hours per week, home working and Haywards Heath (CDAU) and Brighton (BHT)

Annual Leave entitlement starts at 25 working days (pro rata)

5.5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually)


We are seeking an experienced Specialist Mental Health Worker to join a multidisciplinary team at the Complex Domestic Abuse Unit hosted by Sussex Police. As the dedicated Specialist Mental Health Worker, you will be engaging with identified domestic abuse perpetrators across Sussex to undertake direct case management, promote and support access to mental health services, deliver direct interventions and link perpetrators into other services as appropriate.

The aim of the role is to contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of this multiagency approach to harm reduction

The post holder will  have extensive experience of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, of mental health assessment, support planning and case work management. Experience of housing and accommodation-related support for people with mental health support needs is desirable though not a requirement. A proven track record of establishing, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with individual clients, voluntary and statutory organisations is required along with the ability to take the lead, be adaptable and to undertake reflective practice.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Thursday 11th March 2021

Interview Date: 23rd March 2021

Specialist Mental Health Worker Complex Domestic Abuse - Ref:399

Posted on: 25 February 2021
Closed date: 11 March 2021
Job ref: 399
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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