Children and Families Domestic Abuse Worker, Survive and Thrive Service, Bradford 18.5 hours per week

Grade 2 (lower): £10,086.50 - £11,405 per annum (£20,173 - £22,810 FTE)

Permanent Contract

At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants. Bradford Survive and Thrive is an exciting and innovative multi-agency partnership bringing together 3 organisations , Family Action, Staying Put and Women’s Centre Limited who are working together to develop a ‘one system approach’ to families affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

This role is to work with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse. These families may be living in the family home, in refuges or in dispersed accommodation.

Your impact

You will work with the children and families to assess their needs and devise a child focused support plan which aims to create safety and stability and reduce symptoms of distress. You will help the parents understand the impact of domestic abuse on their children to enable them to better support them. You will ensure the families are linked in with relevant local universal and targeted provision.

Your skills and experience

If you have experience of working with children and families who have experienced domestic abuse, understand the impact of trauma on children and families, can undertake assessments and work in partnership with other local agencies to build support plans, we would like to hear from you.

What’s in it for me?

You will join a positive team passionate about delivering high quality innovative services with a strong commitment to continuous learning and development. We will offer you training in trauma Informed approaches to working with children and families and support the development of your skills around whole family working. You will have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, and has the needs of children and families at its core.

You will be offered regular individual supervision and group consultation together with your team. Family Action offers a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements.

Family Action are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please complete an application form to be considered for the role. For an application pack and further information visit www.family-action.org.uk/workingwithus. Please email completed applications to completed.application16@family-action.org.uk Closing date: 7th June 2021, 9am

Interview date: TBC

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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