Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.
We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.
The Drive Project is a new response to domestic abuse that aims to reduce the number of child and adult victims of domestic abuse by disrupting and changing perpetrator behaviour. It implements a whole-system approach through an intensive individual case management intervention alongside a co-ordinated multi-agency response to drive perpetrators to change their behaviour. The Drive Project focuses on increasing victim safety alongside the crucial protective work of victims' services. The service has been developed to knit together existing services, complementing and enhancing existing interventions.
The Drive Project focuses on priority high-risk or serial perpetrators, both male and female, aged 16 and over, as this group carries the greatest risk of serious harm and engage poorly in available services. By addressing perpetrators' behaviour Drive targets the root cause of domestic abuse and improves outcomes for victims and children. The key objectives are to:
- Reduce the number of serial perpetrators of domestic abuse
- Reduce the number of repeat and new victims
- Reduce the harm caused to victims and children
Alongside one to one case management, the Service will also drive systemic change in the area, with the aim of supporting the implementation of a multi-agency response to perpetrators of domestic abuse. They will play a key role in coordinating a perpetrator panel (Multi-agency Action and Tasking Co-ordination (MATAC) panel, or similar forum) - at which Drive and other cases will be heard.
The Drive Project was developed through a collaboration between three organisations, Respect, Safe Lives and Social Finance, who form the Drive Partnership. Drive was launched in 2016, initially piloted in Essex, South Wales and West Sussex, and highlighted in the government's VAWG strategy for its innovative approach.
In 2021 we will be implementing the Drive project in the Wirral.
This fixed term 2.5 year post will strive to make contact and work on a one to one basis with perpetrators whose victims have been identified as high risk at MARAC to pro-actively secure engagement, influence attitudinal and behavioural change and link to complementary services. This will involve:
Working with existing agencies to design a co-ordinated, strategic individual intervention plan to address identified needs and risks and promote understanding of the impact of abusive behaviours.
Working closely with the IDVA service to review risk, develop safety plans and improve outcomes for all parties involved.
Delivering outcomes, working for typically 10 months to achieve behaviour change with each service user.
Managing a case load focusing on high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse to provide an assertive, medium to long term service, based on thorough assessment and individual support planning that adopts the principles of both 'Support (change) or/and Disrupt (continued offending) concept.
We are looking for someone who is educated to degree level, or equivalent, with a track record of working:
with vulnerable service users
within a public protection/ safeguarding multi-agency setting .e.g. Child protection, vulnerable adults, MARAC, MAPPA.
with service users with complex needs and/or challenging behaviour.
Interviews are planned for 27th January 2021.
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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English
This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
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