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Suffolk Rape Crisis
Bury Saint Edmunds
£32,640 per year
Page 2 of 3
Colchester, Essex
£25,631 - £26,491 per annum DOE & qualifications
Contract, Full-time
Job description
Senior Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Based at our refuge and community outreach locations across North and Mid Essex

About Us

We are Next Chapter, a domestic abuse charity that provides free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced, domestic abuse. We work across Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree and Uttlesford.

Formerly known as Colchester & Tendring Women's Refuge, our mission is to provide rapid responses that increase safety for all victims, enabling them to rebuild their lives and create lasting change.

We are looking for a Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner to join us on a 12 month fixed-term contract that has the potential to extend or become a permanent position. 

The Benefits

- Salary of £25,631 - £26,491 per annum DOE & qualifications
- Career development and progression opportunities
- Join a skilled team who are passionate about making a positive change

If you have excellent leadership skills and a background in supporting families affected by domestic abuse, this is an amazing opportunity to make a positive, lasting difference to families living in your community.

At Next Chapter, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing work environment where our people can thrive. We are open, honest and fair, value diversity and always strive to act with courage; challenging injustices and enabling the voices of our survivors to be heard.

We are working towards a future without domestic abuse. If you are approachable, compassionate and eager to help us achieve our goal, this is the role for you.

The Role

As the Senior Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner, you will manage a team to provide specialist domestic abuse support to parents and their children.

In this important role, you’ll lead a team of Family Domestic Abuse Practitioners to rebuild family bonds and increase the resilience of families as a whole.

Specifically, you will:

- Manage, co-ordinate and participate in the work of the Community CYP Outreach Team
- Support and develop your team, providing regular personal supervision, case reviews and performance management 
- Provide a needs-led, trauma-sensitive approach to supporting service users and their children
- Ensure that families have robust safety support plans in place
- Make sure your team works with external partner agencies to ensure the best for service users

About You

To join us as a Senior Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner, you will need experience of the following:

- Working with children, young people and families experiencing domestic abuse and other vulnerabilities 
- Managing and developing teams and individuals 
- Working with families under stress
- Managing a caseload of service users with differing needs
- A multi-agency legislative framework

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational qualification under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Experience of any of the following would be beneficial: partnership working and representing organisations at external meetings and conferences, working in a community or voluntary organisation, using qualitative and quantitative data in the compilation of written reports or creating and delivering domestic abuse group recovery sessions.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Children’s Support Worker, Young Person’s Support Worker, Senior Family Support Worker, Lead Family Caseworker, or Children & Young Person’s Support Worker.

Next Chapter is committed to creating an inclusive environment which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish.

So, if you are seeking your next step as a Senior Family Domestic Abuse Practitioner, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
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Refreshed on: 26 May 2020
Closing date: 09 June 2020
Job ref: HKWFH2306/PK-HL
Tags: Support Worker
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