DA Young People’s Services Practitioner Required: London

 

Recovery Focus Services

The salary for this post is £29,510 per annum (pro rata for part time employees).

Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP), a division of Richmond Fellowship since 2018, has been a leading provider of Respect accredited community perpetrator programmes working to stop domestic violence, increase safety for women and children, and reduce harm to families for over 29 years.

We are currently seeking dynamic practitioners to join our Children and Young People’s service (CYPS) working directly with young people affected by domestic abuse. In your role you will need a good understanding of adolescent development, domestic abuse, child abuse and trauma, and the impacts of these on young people’s development. As well as a good understanding of the nature of domestic violence and its effects on women and children, and on the parent-child relationship. You will have experience of providing direct work with young people and their parents/carers, working flexibly but robustly and supportively, responding to challenging or harmful behaviour to facilitate change. You will have experience of providing structured one-to-one and/or group-work counselling or behavioural change interventions, and of working with both children and adults from diverse backgrounds. You will have an excellent understanding of Safeguarding procedures and be confident working both independently and as part of a team, working closely and collaboratively alongside partner agencies such as Children’s Services, Schools and Youth Offending Services.

You will have opportunity to play a key role in developing DVIP’s young people’s services, working in partnerships with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies to deliver effective community responses to domestic violence, in line with RESPECT practice standards. Day to day, you will be working flexibly across a number of locations, including providing outreach in schools and other relevant or referring services, managing referrals, assessing risk and suitability for therapeutic intervention, and engaging families. In this rewarding role you will be working directly with young people and their parents/carers, delivering structured interventions to increase safety, as well as providing specialist support to other professionals working with families experiencing abuse, through provision of expert consultations and training.

You will be able to work independently and flexibly, including some early evenings if needed, within any London Borough where DVIP is contracted, for part of the working week.  You will be comfortable managing your own workload and related admin, and you will be able to communicate clearly with a range of people about sensitive and complex issues, including the writing of professional reports.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in facilitating positive change for young people and their families who have been impacted by abuse and violence.

DVIP are actively seeking to develop a workforce which reflects the diverse communities we work within; we offer flexible working arrangements and ongoing professional development to all staff and volunteers. Applicants who speak another language fluently are particularly welcome.

Holloway Road base, with service delivery in various locations across London boroughs.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

The salary for this post is £29,510 per annum (pro rata for part time employees).

This is a permanent full-time role requiring the post holder to work Full-time 37.5 hours per week, part-time also considered .

 

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