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Part Time – REFUGE DOMESTIC ABUSE PRACTITIONER Evenings and Weekend – £22,037 pa pro rata

Location:  Harlow

Closing Date: Monday 18th November 2019 23:59

We have full time Refuge Domestic Abuse Practitioner

  • Your paid holiday will be based on an annual entitlement of 28 days pro rata
  • Your hours of work will be based on a normal working week of 18.75 hours per week. You will need to cover shifts Monday to Friday between 16:30 and 22:30 and Weekends between 10:00 and 15:15

The role of Refuge Domestic Abuse Practitioner involves:

  • Accepting referrals allocated by the service manager or senior DAP  and commence an initial need and risk assessment with the client within the specified timescales  initiating  plans to manage and address risks,  needs and immediate safety
  • Managing own case load, planning and delivery of support to clients and their children on the basis of risk and need
  • Providing support to clients and their children living in our own accommodation in line with a structured plan that is driven by the risks posed to the client and the needs and preferences of the individual client, which is regularly reviewed with the client and line manager to ensure it reflects their current situation and priorities across the caseload as a whole, using mandated best practice tools.
  • Assisting with the emergency help line

This is a permanent – part time position, which requires the candidate to:

  • Have experience working with vulnerable people.
  • Have experience managing a caseload.
  • Have experience working within a multi-agency and legislative framework.
  • Have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children
  • Have experience in supporting clients with mental health, drugs and alcohol issues.
  • Understand the requirement to maintain a safe and clean living environment for clients and their children.
  • Be able to form good working relationships with women whilst working within professional boundaries.
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children
  • Have computer literacy skills and have some experience of working with databases.
  • Have excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.
  • Have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
  • Have knowledge of Adult and Child Safeguarding principles, the relevant legislative framework and local and national guidance.
  • Participate in the out of hours on call rota
  • Be subject to a DBS check
  • Be a driver with access to a vehicle.


  • Hold a Safe Lives IDVA training certificate, working towards or hold Level 3 Skills for Justice NVQ, or demonstrable equivalent experience and the ability and commitment to achieve qualification within 6 months of appointment.
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 2 and / or Safeguarding Children Level 2 or demonstrable equivalent experience and the ability and commitment to achieve qualification within 6 months of appointment

Upon receiving an offer:

  • All staff must complete a DBS disclosure due to the nature of our services. You will also be required to bring proof of ID.
  • We are legally bound to check the eligibility of all candidates to work in the U.K. We therefore must have proof of your NI number (either the NI card or a recent wage slip.)
  • As you will be driving in the course of your duties we are also bound by law to make sure your vehicle is safe and road worthy. We must see your driving licence, Insurance and MOT before you start work. Also needs to be insured for Business use.
  • We will two satisfactory references, one of which should be from your most recent/current employer. Please let us know if we can request the references in advance.

To apply please find below the job description and an application form. This should be completed and returned to recruitment@saferplaces.co.uk by no later than Monday 18th November 2019 23:59

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