KBOP Domestic Abuse Practitioner
- JOB TITLE: Domestic Abuse Practitioner
- SALARY: £24 000k per annum
- RESPONSIBLE TO: KBOP Service Manager
- HOURS: 37.5 flexible working between hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday
To work within a skilled team providing high quality frontline specialist support services to victims of domestic abuse. PDAP KBOP team work with female and male victims of domestic abuse aged 16+ living across Kirklees through an advocacy, support and outcomes based framework.
To establish and maintain positive, proactive and innovative working relationships, pathways and referral routes with partner agencies to reduce barriers arising for male victims of domestic abuse reaching out for support.
PARTICULAR TASKS OF THE POSTHOLDER
Advocate for victims of domestic abuse with relevant agencies, by:
- Understanding the role of all relevant statutory and non-statutory services available to domestic abuse victims and how this role can work in partnership with them.
- Providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information to victims including; legal options, housing support, health and finance
- Working directly with all key agency partners to address the safety of high- risk victims and ensuring that their safety plans are coordinated through multi agency protocols ie MARAC
- To support victims of domestic abuse though the criminal justice process
Maintain accurate recording of outcomes in line with KBOP outcomes framework and internal PDAP reporting requirements.
- Be creative, flexible and robust in supporting clients to achieve independence, safety and increased confidence
- To maintain accurate and confidential records of all work undertaken
- To manage a case load ensuring each client receives the appropriate service individual to their needs
- Support the empowerment of the client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation, and help them regain control of their own lives
- Support colleagues and partner agencies, through awareness raising and institutional advocacy, in order to provide the best possible service for victims
- Respect and value the diversity of the community in which the services work in, and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of victims ensuring the service is accessible to all
- To adhere to defined service standards and accreditation frameworks and remain up-to-date and compliant with all organisational procedures policies and professional codes of conduct and uphold standards of best practice.