Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services provides support to all victims who have been the subject of domestic abuse/violence, supports them through the criminal justice system and offers relevant advice and assistance, both practical and emotional.  NDAS empowers victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety.  Prevention and awareness raising activities are also delivered across Northumberland and counselling to the children of our service users.  

Over 90% of victims of domestic abuse are women, a fact reflected in the NDAS team.   In an effort to improve access for boys, young men and male adults to NDAS services and to address an imbalance within the NDAS team, we are seeking to recruit a male Domestic Abuse Practitioner.  

We are looking to recruit a male full-time Domestic Abuse Practitioner to work within the delivery team, supporting boys, young men and adult males across Northumberland.  The role will also support our Initial Response service 1 day a week, as well as prevention, and awareness-raising activity.  

This role will suit someone with experience of supporting people within the community, delivering outreach services to people with multiple and complex needs; perhaps with a background in community and youth work, social services and/or domestic abuse.  

The successful candidate will be able to develop professional relationships with service users, to create rapport and respond with empathy.  You will be a good team member whilst able to work independently.  You will be well organised and passionate about the work we deliver.  

 

Fixed Term Full-time position to March 2023 (extension possible subject to funding)  

Salary: £25,311 per annum (pay award pending)  

Hours: 37.5 hours/week  

Location: Office base in Hexham, working across Northumberland  

Purpose  

To provide practical and emotional support to victims of domestic abuse/violence; including supporting them through the criminal justice system and providing guidance and assistance.  The role also involves empowering victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety.

 

Key responsibilities  

  • Provide an efficient, effective outreach service to male victims of domestic abuse/violence in Northumberland.  
  • Establish the risks and the needs of the individual and deliver a service appropriate to that level of risk.  
  • Develop and deliver individual support and risk management plans to address the risk of harm to victims.  
  • Work with multi-agency partnerships with local agencies whose services victims may require, ensuring a coordinated community response.  
  • Work in partnership with other agencies and to advocate for victims to ensure their needs are met.  
  • Ensure that victims are aware of their rights to legal protection and to arrange for the provision of legal advice as required and accompany victims to appointments if appropriate.  
  • Ensure the safety of the victim is paramount.  
  • Provide a service, which is sensitive to all cultural and other differences and needs.  
  • Ensure that the views and experiences of the victims and agencies are sought actively and inform the development of the service.  
  • Maintain confidentiality, professional boundaries and security, when working with service users, staff and external bodies.  

Supporting you to support others

NDAS is a respected sector leader providing a range of domestic abuse services across Northumberland. We are proudly not-for-profit and offer you:  

  • Generous staff pension scheme
  • Good holiday package including birthday bonus day off
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Values-based culture
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Professional supervision

 

Closing date: Noon Weds 31st August 2022

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nda.services for an application pack.