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Black Country Women’s Aid
Let us introduce ourselves…
Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.
BCWA has been a vital partner within the Family Safeguarding Service working with Walsall Safeguarding Services to keep the highest risk children and their families in Walsall together safely, improve health and educational outcomes and reduce physical and emotional harm to children. This model has created new & exciting opportunities to work with partners in a multi-disciplinary partnership working directly with children, children and a range of partners in each of the new locality teams.
BCWA will second skilled and proactive practitioners to work within the local safeguarding teams with families at risk to provide a seamless and coordinated service.
The model will support Children’s social workers in tackling these risk factors through multi-disciplinary teams. The service will form part of the wider service and organisational transformation programme providing integrated services for people within the localities of Walsall Borough.
Walsall Right 4 Children is being developed to provide children and their families who have been impacted by Domestic Abuse the right support at the right time to ensure that they recover from the adverse experience and secure sustainable positive outcomes for them.
Job Title: Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based in Walsall
Salary: £24,310.04 (unqualified) – £26.430.04 (qualified)
Closing date: 21 July 2022 however, BCWA reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are looking for someone with experience of supporting victims/survivors of domestic abuse, managing a caseload and understanding the principles of safeguarding children and adults. The post holder will have a good understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how this can affect victims.
The Domestic Abuse Practitioner will work at an Early Help Level focusing on providing a local gateway to all services for children, young people and their families. There will be a range of local partners working from the localities family hubs who provide a range of services to local families.
The Domestic Abuse Support will include supporting at school, in the home and at family hubs in other suitable community venues.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, and hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. The post holder must be female.
As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally. To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.
We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK. A copy of these will be taken. Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates documents will be destroyed confidentially. You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.
Following your interview, two employment references will be sought. One of these should be your current or most recent employer.
If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:
• a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
• GP or health visitor
• a character reference from a person who knows you
• a civil servant from a government agency
• a bank manager
All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.
BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.
Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.
You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.
Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.