Domestic Abuse Worker (Male Victim Specialist)
Domestic Abuse Worker supporting male victims
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract type: FTC end date 31st March 2025
Closing date: Monday 3rd April at 5pm
Interviews: Thursday 20th April
You will provide practical and emotional support to male survivors of domestic abuse. This will include telephone support or face to face contact where appropriate and needed.
Part of the role will be to increase awareness of Domestic Abuse where men are victims and work with professionals and community members in Cambridgeshire to educate around the barriers male victims may face.
You will need a flexible approach to client support and service delivery, as you may be required to undertake community calls outside of office hours. You will need access to transport as this position is countywide.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To carry out risk assessments using the DASH (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment) and the Respect Tool Kit
- To accept new referrals and contact clients to offer emotional and practical support and listening within 72 hours.
- Conduct an assessment of need, safety planning, and signposting to other agencies when required.
- To assess, plan and implement services to meet the needs of individual clients who request help as a result of their Domestic Abuse experiences.
- To offer telephone/email support, to victims.
- To provide face to face support in an outreach capacity when required and appropriate.
- To facilitate training and advice sessions to professionals and community members around male victims of domestic abuse.
- Provide advocacy with external agencies on behalf of victims where appropriate.
- Ensure victims are aware of their legal rights to protection for themselves and their children.
- Arrange provision of legal advice and accompany the clients to appointments if appropriate.
- To raise awareness of domestic abuse against men across Cambridgeshire.
- To complete training relevant to the role, for example IDVA training.
- To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.
We are an Equal Opportunities organisation. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. As such we can only consider applications from women.