Domestic Violence Case Worker

By July 20, 2020
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Our client, a leading charity in the UK, is seeking an IDSVA to work in partnership with MARACs, MASH, Police, VAWG+ Group and Domestic Abuse network meetings in London. You must be fully qualified and experienced to work in this specialist field as you will be managing high profile cases and provide intensive case work.

£19.65 per hour PAYE, £25.00 per hour umbrella
Full time immediate start until December initially
Full JD available on request

DBS required on update service

Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female applicants Please).

Responsibilities

To ensure that SafeLives DASH Risk assessment, Individual Safety & Support Plan, Severity of Abuse Grid are in place and reviewed regularly to support the client.

Domestic violence, legal advice, housing needs, tenancy support, support of children, access to learning or employment dependent on the individual’s aspirations and needs.

Ensure that identified support targets have been met in conjunction with other agencies delivering care and support services to clients.

To ensure that support planning is outcome focused and that clients inform the type and level of support that they receive.

To ensure as far as possible that a seamless service is being delivered by working closely with other support providers to have a joined-up approach to addressing support needs. This will include joint working with GPs, health visitors, schools, counselling services, housing, the Police and any other agencies likely to be delivering support services to the service user. To attend
meetings or forums addressing the needs of women, men and children who are experiencing domestic violence. With a particular focus on MARAC Team (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) meetings

To achieve agreed standards of service delivery in compliance with relevant legislation, contract requirements, and client policies.

To screen non crime referrals on a daily basis.

Person Specification

• Knowledge of the support needs and support planning of victims experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence
• Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System
• Provide case working support to clients.
• Experience of working within a multi-agency setting.
• Awareness of risks associated with domestic violence in a working environment.
• Knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing.
• Working knowledge of the relevant housing law and welfare benefits that apply to women and children using the service.
• Knowledge of legal remedies available to women experiencing domestic violence.
• Provide an out of hours on call service as part of the on-call rota
• Willingness to mentor pool workers, students and trainees as required across the organisation.
• Previous experience of using computer-based systems to accurately record work and client details
• Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to manage complex tasks in clearly defined time frames (including accurate records, reports, case notes and interpersonal communication)
• Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

Please email CV to Suzanne@maze8.co.uk

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Suzanne Dyda

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