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Domestic Abuse Practitioner (Perpetrator Worker)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £29636 to £35934 per annum (Grade I)
Turnham's Green Calcot
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/08/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

The Family Safeguarding Service consists of two locailty teams, one based in Calcot and the other in Newbury.  As a Perpetrator Worker in the Family Safegaurding Service you will work with Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Mental Health Workers and a Substance Misuse Worker to  provide comprehensive and specialist assessments of risk and need in relation to perpetrators of domestic abuse. You will provide intensive intervention with perpetrators to challenge, stop and prevent further abuse and hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse. 

You will be joining an established safeguarding locality team and working in collaboration with the perpetrator worker based in the counterpart team and together we are seeking for group-based intervention to be developed and rolled out as part of enhancing our safeguarding service to families. 

We are committed to getting it right for our children and young people - we have great staff doing amazing work, and we believe in investing in people to develop their skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential. 

We work within the framework of 'Relationship-based Practice, taking a strengths-based approach to intervention.  We believe that identifying internal and external resources found within the family, and empowering them to make changes is the best and most susatainable way to see the lives of children and families achieve positive and lasting outcomes. 

West Berkshire sits on the crossroads of two key roads; the M4 and the A34. These offer quick access across southern England with London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford and Swindon all within an hour's drive of the area It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside. Our staff are our greatest asset and you will receive regular supervision; have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.

All appplicants must be educated to degree level and have experience of working with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse in one of the following settings; Social Work, Health, Education, Probation.  A full driving licence is essential because of the rural nature of the district.  Our main offices are based in Newbury and the outskirts of Reading. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies. 

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days. 

This is a fixed term post for 1 year - Funding limited project 

To find out more about the Family safeguarding model of working contact Miranda Rigley on 01635 50 3627. 

For more information on working for West Berkshire Council's Children and Family Services  a 'Good' authority, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialwork

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 

The interview will include a 10 minute presentation

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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