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Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Employer
Victim Support
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Jun 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Victim Support is looking for a full-time Victims' Domestic Abuse Practitioner (DAP) based in Staffordshire.Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System.. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.New Era is the new holistic Domestic Abuse service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, offering free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families affected by domestic abuse.The main duties of a Domestic Abuse Practitioner is to provide a high-quality, pro-active service to victims of domestic violence and abuse, and deliver a service to those at not deemed to currently be at high-risk, primarily focusing on victim/survivors aged 16+.To be successful in the role you will have experience of direct service delivery to victims of domestic violence and those effected by domestic violence, and knowledge and understanding of the impact of domestic violence and abuse on victims and their children. You also need to show proven ability of self-managing a demanding caseload and the ability to keep accurate records and statistics.Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role.If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.Victim Support is committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required. Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.
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