DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PERPETRATOR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR - NORTHAMPTON -
JOB TITLE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PERPETRATOR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
RESPONSIBLE TO: DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Coordinating all perpetrator programme delivery including Evolve (28 week) Behaviour Change Programme, and others as required.
WORKING ARRANGEMENTS: The DVPP Coordinator will be required to work flexibly 37 hours per week worked over 5 days. Some unsocial/out of hours/evening work will be required.
This is a two-year fixed term post in the first instance.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE POST: The DVPP Coordinator/s will work to coordinate the delivery of a trauma informed service as part of the SHE project. Working as part of a team, you will work with male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse in order to end/change their abusive behaviour whilst putting the safety of women and children first.
Alongside colleagues within the charity and partner organisations across the county, you will ensure a collaborative approach to all aspects of service delivery by:
- Contributing to the effective delivery of SHE (Safe, Healthy and Empowered).
- Contributing to the evaluation of SHE, including supporting perpetrators to participate and collation of routinely collected data.
- Support the achievement of contract Key Performance Indicators.
- Work in partnership with colleagues to ensure a collaborative approach to delivery.
- Health and Safety and Risk Management.
- Ensure compliance with internal and external standards and codes of practice.
- Be a role model of the values through own example.
- Assist in the development of the service.
PERSON SPECIFICATION - QUALITIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Our ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of domestic violence and abuse, family support work and relevant training and experience in delivery and/or facilitation of DAPPs. They will be able to demonstrate understanding of the requirement of a DAPP and understand the effects of Domestic Violence on men, women and children, with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting.
- Comprehensive understanding of domestic abuse and how it affects men, women and children with experience of working with perpetrators.
- Experience of facilitating group work programmes.
- Relevant training and experience in delivery/facilitation of DVPPs.
- Experience of working directly with a wide range of people in a service provider role.
- Experience of collecting and systematically recording management information and routinely collected outcome data.
- Risk assessment and management.
- Case management.
- Working collaboratively with partner agencies.
- Highly effective inter-personal and communication skills, with an ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
- Able to form working relationships quickly and work within professional boundaries with the proven ability to work effectively, cooperatively and flexibly with others both on a 1:1 basis and as part of a team.
- Competent IT skills in Word and Excel.
- Able to work effectively within a team to deliver programmes.
- Sensitivity to group dynamics and an ability to engage groups and individuals to participate fully in relevant programmes.
- Integrity with the ability to cope well under pressure and be able to demonstrate self-control.
- Ability to maintain boundaries so that learning can take place within the group.
- Positive outlook and an ability to remain motivated.
- Able to work effectively to deadlines.
QUALIFICATIONS – ESSENTIAL
- Good standard of secondary education with qualification in GCSE English or equivalent.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Willingness and ability to undertake and pass the relevant training for Accredited Programmes (this may involve residential training).
- Qualification in housing management, social work, nursing or teaching.
- NVQ Level 3 or above.
- A Level English Language or equivalent.
- Recognised training in domestic Violence e.g., Safe Lives.
- Ability to speak a second language.
- Experience of working with a computerised case management system.
- Support the development and review of policies and procedures, creating clear expectations and providing pathways for two-way communication, discipline and a safe, positive environment.
- Support Development Manager in Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Risk Assessment and Management; ensuring an excellent level of response to safeguarding and other safety risks and needs.
- Support Development Manager to enable DAPP team to risk assess and manage all safeguarding work.
- Comply with data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to the work.
- Ensure compliance with the Organisation’s equal opportunity and diversity policies.
- Be free from any criminal conviction, which would conflict with the responsibilities of the post.
- Be able to deal with information on a confidential basis.
- The post holder will be required to undertake evening and weekend working and will have a full driving license, or the means to travel frequently and extensively throughout the county in order to deliver groups.