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Domestic Abuse Support Worker
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0184a
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/11/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,481 - £27,041 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Computer Centre, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 9GL, Merseyside

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Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Knowsley Council has invested in domestic abuse services to ensure that ensures    every victim of domestic abuse is offered support, regardless of their risk level.

Knowsley also has a dedicated perpetrator/alleged perpetrator pathway targeting challenge and support to non-statutory offenders.

Knowsley Council’s Safer Communities service has lead responsibility in taking forward the priorities and strategic direction for domestic abuse and the operational delivery for the councils support services, for those aged 16 plus, impacted upon by Domestic Abuse.

Along with strategic and direct operational practice the service is also responsible for several tactical, co-ordination and risk assessment processes across the borough.

The Safer Communities Service work in close partnership with agencies/services throughout the Borough and across Merseyside, and the successful candidates will be required to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, and experience, in respect of legislation, policy drivers and sector best practice relating to domestic abuse.

Supporting a domestic abuse case management model the successful Domestic Abuse Support Worker will work directly with perpetrators of domestic abuse utilising strengths-based, trauma informed practice and early interventions to work to reduce risk and prevent re-victimisation of survivors of domestic abuse

As part of the wider early intervention response for perpetrators/offenders the successful candidate will provide support to perpetrators aged 16 +

We are looking for diligent, committed, and motivated individuals to work as a member of the Safer Communities Service delivering a victim focussed response to reported issues of domestic abuse.

The successful Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Support Worker will work directly with those who cause harm aged 16+ years. Utilising early interventions to ensure a coordinated response for perpetrators/offenders, encouraging behavioural change to preventing re-offending and re-victimisation. The post holder will be responsible support the development of processes to support earlier challenge and support of perpetrators of domestic abuse and identifying best practice, locally and nationally.

The successful candidates will have relevant experience of working with those impacted upon, or those who have perpetrated, domestic abuse.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of behaviours utlised by domestic abuse perpetrators and the risk associated with domestic abuse to victim/survivors and their children. 

They will have experience or demonstrate the ability to deliver one;one and group work interventions.

We are looking to add to  our existing expertise and response across the service and would be particularly interested in applicants with experience of working with clients with multiple and complex needs and those candidates who have experience working with younger aged cohorts  aged 16+ who have been known to cause harm to partners and family members.

For any informal enquiries, please e-mail safercommunities@knowsley.gov.uk 

Interiews are scheduled to take place Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

[Knowsley MBC Applicants: Secondment Opportunities will be considered, however you must seek your Head of Service approval, prior to submitting your Application form.]