Are you a qualified IDVA with a passion for working with young people? We currently have a vacancy for a ….
Young Persons IDVA
** £24,717 pro rata / 30 hours pw
The successful candidate will provide a proactive engaging service to adolescent victims and survivors of domestic abuse across South Tyneside. They will be passionate and knowledgeable about the needs of adolescents and the impact domestic abuse has on them.
They will be experienced at risk assessment and management and be able to work dynamically and creatively with existing resources. They will develop existing services to further meet the needs of young people; increasing their safety and supporting them to engage in a meaningful way.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is experience of working as part of multi-disciplinary team.
Please see accompanying job description for more information.
Closing date: Friday January 29th, 2021.
To apply send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement to: [email protected]
ROLE PROFILE
Young Persons IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)
PLACE OF WORK South Tyneside; Local Authority offices (1/2 day per week), IFS offices and remote working
HOURS OF WORK 30 hours
ACCOUNTABILITY Service Manager
1) PURPOSE AND CONTEXT OF THE JOB
The young person’s IDVA will provide a proactive service to victims and survivors of domestic abuse that aged between 13-17 years old.
2) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• To undertake risk assessments, needs assessments, safety planning with survivors, risk managing cases identified as a priority.
• Develop individual service plans to meet the specific risks clients face and deliver a service in keeping with the result of risk assessments.
• To provide flexible crisis support service to young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse (including harmful coercive behaviour and sexual exploitation) in a way which demonstrates respect and understanding for their individual circumstances with the aim of increasing their safety.
• Act as an advocate on behalf of the victim were appropriate, including writing letters or reports and accompanying victims to outside agencies e.g. housing.
• Provide a high-quality case work support and information service to victims/ survivors who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.
• Manage caseload and maintain accurate and confidential records of all work undertaken on all cases.
• Ensure compliance with all legal and contractual reporting requirements in relation to service delivery.
• Work as part of the ISIT service to provide pro-active service and advice to victims of domestic abuse to keep them safe.
• Utilise service user feedback and voice in service delivery and development.
• Have a key role and interface with partner organisations by;
- Advocating on behalf of survivors and organisational partners external agencies as appropriate.
- Contribute to MARAC process by representing survivors at MARAC meetings and action planning to improve survivor safety.
- Co-ordinate risk management with external and community agencies.
- Attend case review meetings and contribute to effective team communication.
- Ensure that creative and effective relationships are established with other teams and external organisations.
- Attend child protection meetings.
- Participate in champion networks and work closely with outreach workers and any other dedicated DA services as appropriate.
- Provide a consultancy service to social workers
- Provide 3 training sessions per year to Safeguarding professionals.
• Report any safeguarding or child protection issues, in accordance with Impact Family Services’ Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
• Ensure full utilisation of IT and electronic systems to ensure service is managed and delivered effectively.
• Be accountable for and approve spending within the designated limits, ensure cost effective use of resources and delivery of services, complying with Impact Family Services policies and providing all necessary information for complete and accurate returns of full financial information.
• Promote a culture of practice improvement where issues of diversity and equality are fully addressed and integrated into practice.
• To be an effective representative for Impact Family Services and to always act in a
professional manner, promoting a positive image of the organisation.
This job profile is not a definitive list of responsibilities but identifies the key components of the role. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual performance review process.
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We are looking for a creative person who can engage children who have experienced domestic abuse in arts-based group sessions
Children’s Domestic Abuse Support Worker
** £24,717 pro rata / 30 hours pw
The successful candidate will have a qualification or very relevant experience that evidences their ability to engage children in arts-based group work sessions. They will be passionate and knowledgeable about the needs of children aged 4-11 years and the impact domestic abuse has on them.
They will be experienced at risk assessment and management and be able to work dynamically and creatively with existing resources. They will develop existing services to further meet the needs of young people; increasing their safety and supporting them to engage with the service in a meaningful way.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is experience of working as part of multi-disciplinary team.
Please see accompanying job description for more information.
**We would also consider a job share (two part-time applicants) for this role
Closing date: Friday January 29th, 2021.
To apply please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement to: [email protected]
ROLE PROFILE:
Children’s Domestic Abuse Support Worker
PLACE OF WORK South Tyneside; IFS offices and remote working
HOURS OF WORK 30 hours
ACCOUNTABILITY Service Manager
1) PURPOSE AND CONTEXT OF THE JOB
The Children’s Domestic Abuse Support Worker will co-ordinate and deliver a Children’s Support Service, primarily utilising arts-based group work.
2) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• To receive referrals from Children’s Social Care workers, relating to children who have experienced domestic abuse.
• To assess the referred children’s suitability for the service.
• To provide an arts-based intervention for the above children.
• Support the children to learn about healthy relationships; enabling them to develop resilience, self esteem and explore (the concept of) safety.
• Provide both group and individual work, depending on the need of the child.
• Report on the child’s progress through the intervention.
• Use arts-based interventions to enhance children’s personal resilience to the ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in their lives.
• Support the delivery of child protection and child in needs plans.
• Attend safeguarding and child in need meetings were appropriate.
• Provide 3 training sessions for Social Care staff relating to arts-based intervention with children.
• Manage caseload and maintain accurate and confidential records of all work undertaken with all children.
• Utilise children and parents’ feedback and voice in service delivery and development.
• Report any safeguarding or child protection issues, in accordance with Impact Family Services’ Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
• Ensure full utilisation of IT and electronic systems to ensure service is managed and delivered effectively.
• Be accountable for and approve spending within the designated limits, ensure cost effective use of resources and delivery of services, complying with Impact Family Services policies and providing all necessary information for complete and accurate returns of full financial information.
• Promote a culture of practice improvement where issues of diversity and equality are fully addressed and integrated into practice.
• To be an effective representative for Impact Family Services and to always act in a
professional manner, promoting a positive image of the organisation.
This job profile is not a definitive list of responsibilities but identifies the key components of the role. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual performance review process.
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We are looking for an experienced Respect Young People’s Practitioner to co-ordinate South Tyneside’s CPVA service
Child to Parent Violence Abuse (CPVA) Coordinator
** £24, 717 pro rata / 30 hours pw
The successful candidate will have sound knowledge and experience pertaining to domestic abuse and will understand the complexities of CPVA and how this impact on individual family members and the family unit.
They will be qualified and have experience of running Respect Young People’s Programme to enable them to support and promote best practice with trained staff who deliver the programme to young people and their families.
They will be experienced at risk assessment and management and be able to work dynamically and creatively with existing resources. They will develop existing services to further meet the needs of families; increasing their safety and supporting them to engage in a meaningful way.
Experience of working as part of multi-disciplinary team is essential.
Please see accompanying job description for more information.
Closing date: Friday January 29th, 2021.
To apply please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement to: [email protected]
ROLE PROFILE:
CPVA (Children to Parent Violence and Abuse) Coordinator
PLACE OF WORK South Tyneside; Local Authority offices (1/2 day per week), IFS offices and remote working
HOURS OF WORK 30 hours
ACCOUNTABILITY Service Manager
1) PURPOSE AND CONTEXT OF THE JOB
The CPVA Co-ordinator will respond to the needs of CPVA families in the first instance and will also co-ordinate Respect Young People’s Programme in the Borough. The Co-ordinator will support best practice in terms of established pathways and delivery of CPVA services across South Tyneside.
2) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Receive referrals for provision of support to the whole family.
• Contact the family within one working day of receiving a CPVA referral.
• Complete CPVA risk screening tool by contacting the family (unless the referrer has completed this).
• To make contact with parents to ensure they understand the context of CPVA.
• Offer advise to the family based on the Family Leaflet.
• Were appropriate support the parents to make a safety plan.
• Were appropriate, to arrange allocation of Respect trained staff to provide intervention to a family.
• Hold 3 development sessions with Staff who are trained in the Respect Programme.
• Offer support, as required, to individual staff delivering the Respect Programme.
• Were Respect trained staff are not able to support a family escalate this to ISIT Practice Manager.
• Follow adult safeguarding procedures; should the victim meet the Care Act 2014 safeguarding adults definition.
• Make a referral to Integrated Safeguarding Interventions Team (ISIT) and/ or Let’s Talk Team; where the referral has not come from Children or Adults Social Care.
• Ensure that a CPVA representative attends strategy meetings and/ or other related professional meetings or discussions.
• Undertake appropriate tasks assigned from strategy meetings/ discussions.
• Utilise service user feedback and voice in service delivery and development.
• Report any safeguarding or child protection issues, in accordance with Impact Family Services’ Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
• Ensure full utilisation of IT and electronic systems to ensure service is managed and delivered effectively.
• Be accountable for and approve spending within the designated limits, ensure cost effective use of resources and delivery of services, complying with Impact Family Services policies and providing all necessary information for complete and accurate returns of full financial information.
• Promote a culture of practice improvement where issues of diversity and equality are fully addressed and integrated into practice.
• To be an effective representative for Impact Family Services and to always act in a
professional manner, promoting a positive image of the organisation.
This job profile is not a definitive list of responsibilities but identifies the key components of the role. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual performance review process.