CALAN DVS is an exciting new organisation that provides sanctuary for adults and children who experience domestic violence and abuse.
Working in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Calan DVS is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for an experienced domestic abuse practitioner to join the TAF Team on fixed term secondment basis.
Team Around the Family (TAF) Family Worker (Domestic Abuse Specialism)
Fixed Term contract: 12 months including notice
Hours: Full time (37.5hrs. per week) Salary: £23,188 pa
The Family Worker is a key role within the service and will work closely with families to build strong relationships, based on respect and positive regard. The post holder will be required to provide advice and support and co-ordinate provision of support from other services and partner agencies, as required. In particular, the successful applicant will provide advice and leadership within the TAF team in relation to the domestic abuse area of complex need, including the provision of training / professional development opportunities within this field.
The post holder will be expected to operate flexibly, working out of normal office hours and at weekends when required, to best meet the needs of families.
Applicants should ideally be educated to degree level but at a minimum to NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a relevant discipline (such as Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Youth Work, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Probation, Health Professions, Education, IDVA)
The post-holder will have significant practical experience of working with families with multiple and complex needs, with specific experience of supporting individuals and families experiencing domestic abuse. A sound knowledge of risk and needs assessment as well as safeguarding is essential.
Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 8th May 2014, Interviews – Wednesday 14th May 2014
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.