Perpetrator Project Development Co-ordinator
Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Workers
Tackling Domestic Abuse is a high priority for the Safer Greenwich Partnership, particularly in the current COVID 19 pandemic and the lockdown situation.
The Safer Communities Team are looking for two motivated, enthusiastic people who want to make difference and help tackle domestic abuse. We are looking to recruit to an exciting new role (2 posts) which is at the heart of an initiative new Domestic Abuse (DA) Perpetrator Project, which ensures proactive intervention and engagement of DA perpetrators and reduce the risk to DA victims.
The new roles will be reaching out directly to Domestic Abuse perpetrators who are referred to the Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Group. They will be able to compliment the work of the Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) who are supporting victims, by holding a focus on work with the perpetrators while support is provided to victims.
By engaging with the perpetrator, the post will be able to identify what is going wrong for them, be it alcohol or drug dependencies, mental health, housing or past issues and support them into services. They will be able to offer offenders the support they need to address issues that may be drivers to their abusive behaviour.
The role will work closely with DA Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) partners and support services. The post will be in a position to monitor the perpetrators behaviour and help to reduce the risk to their partner or family members by ensuring any further offending is not overlooked. There will be close links with the police and probation to ensure they do not continue to abuse or breach any orders that may be in place.
It is proposed that these workers will each work with a rolling 12 cases, with a target of 40 over the period of one year. Due to the current COVID situation much of the work may be from home and will be virtual, although some outreach and face to face will be required depending on need. All mobile equipment, laptops, phones and PPE will be supplied.
The post will be managed by the Senior Community Safety Specialist for Violence Against Women and Girls and Modern Slavery.
Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.
Standard DBS: This role requires a Standard DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)
Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated
How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.
Internal Only Advert: This vacancy is being advertised internally only – this means it is only open to applications from existing employees, agency workers, apprentices and GSP/GSS employees.
Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.
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