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Domestic Abuse Family Solutions Worker

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Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 28/10/2016 12:00
£24,717 - £26,556
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Job details 

Closing date:
28 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Reference: G195

Department: Supporting Communities

Service Area: Economic, Development and Communities

Salary: £24,717 - £26,556

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contractual Status: Fixed term until March 2018 (Subject to funding)

Family Solutions worker to join the Troubled Families unit in Middlesbrough Local Authority until August 2018 (subject to funding). You will be responsible for supporting the Authority to develop an integrated model working with families experiencing domestic abuse.

As Family Solutions worker you will provide guidance and expertise to Early Help colleagues and Adult services to ensure the application of appropriate thresholds, effective information sharing and appropriate and timely interventions take place with families experiencing Domestic Abuse. Coordinating work with families (particularly those affected by situational violence) you will promote effective interventions, learning opportunities and access to commissioned services enabling families to identify strengths so they learn how to behave together and heal. The role will promote a model based on evidence based national and international best practice, using methods such as motivational interviewing, solution focused and family group conference (FGC) interventions to ensure every family member is safe and heard.

The role will be working towards specific outcomes to reduce risks and prevalence of violence and co-abusive behaviours that can be apparent in some family homes and reduce the negative impact caused to children. It is essential that the successful provider works closely with other stakeholders and statutory agencies to ensure a coordinated approach. To be considered for this role it is essential that you have significant experience of working with multiple agencies and have in depth knowledge of domestic abuse support services, risk assessment and referral routes available for troubled families. Experience and understanding of complexity of issues prevalent when working with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable children is essential. This post will involve work with vulnerable adults and children.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Friday 28th October 2016 by 12 noon.

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