To deliver face to face and group work support to enable children and their mums living in the community to recover from their experiences of domestic abuse
Duties and Responsibilities
Development & Support Work:
To work in partnership with mothers/carers to identify children and young people’s support needs and to ascertain the level of support needed and the type of activities required to meet their needs.
To develop and deliver one-to-one support programmes for children to enable them to explore their experiences of abuse and address issues arising from this.
To design and deliver group sessions for children to build confidence and participation within a mutually supportive environment.
To support mothers to enable them to understand and support their children emotionally and practically and to build confidence in their own parenting skills.
To deliver family support sessions with mothers and children designed to rebuild communication and develop strong parent-child relationships.
To work within Birmingham FCAF process to assess family need, liaising with other professionals and acting as the Lead Professional as appropriate
To carry out detailed monitoring and evaluation of all support work and keep an accurate record in line with relevant legislation
To identify and liaise with community venues, including schools and childrens centres, to facilitate local delivery of the sessions.
To ensure that appropriate risk assessments are carried out and that all venues, equipment and activities comply with Health and Safety requirements and other relevant legislation.
To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems.
To ensure that adequate records are kept for all service users.
To keep accurate records of financial transactions in line with BSWA procedures.
To provide monthly reports to the Manager about work that has taken place, feedback from service users and produce statistical information about participation.
To contribute to the preparation of reports for funders.
To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the refuges, staff, volunteers and service users by: a) maintaining BSWA communication records b) following safety procedures c) attending team and other meetings
To attend support and supervision sessions with your line manager.
To be involved in the Annual Review process.
To identify and attend training relevant to the post, in agreement with your line manager.
To work alongside colleagues to organise in-house training and information sessions on a range of issues for service users.
To raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence on women and children and BSWA services.
To maintain the confidentiality of the women, children and young people using the service.
To maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to the organisation.
To offer an equal service to all women and children regardless of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation, adhering to BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
To maintain an awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence on a national and local level with a particular reference to those related to working with children and young people.
To adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, and Adult Safeguarding procedures throughout. To ensure the efficient use of resources at all times.
To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethos of BSWA.
To participate in the development and annual appraisal of a personal individual development plan with the line manager.
To undertake any other duties required by BSWA which may arise incidentally, develop or be assigned commensurate with the post