Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Next Chapter

Job Description

The Role:

The post-holder(s) will be responsible for providing high quality specialist frontline domestic abuse support to people living in the area, working with colleagues and other statutory and voluntary agencies to assist service users to access services to support and keep them safe and to rebuild their lives. 

They will also be responsible for developing partnerships and relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies and local and national specialist agencies working within the local community, and to work with those agencies to increase staff awareness and to increase confidence, skills and knowledge in relation to domestic abuse.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are committed to helping survivors to break the cycle of domestic abuse and support their recovery.

About you

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about supporting victims of domestic abuse.  You will have an in-depth knowledge and experience of domestic abuse and its impact on service users and their children, and experience of working with victims who have experienced domestic abuse including strong casework management skills and good knowledge of trauma-informed care. You will also have excellent verbal and written communication and good IT skills.   A friendly, flexible ‘can do’ attitude is essential for this role, which will also need to work within a multi-agency, partnership environment to secure the very best outcomes for our service users.

About Us

We are passionate about ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live their life free from domestic abuse and are seeking an equally committed and passionate woman to join our growing team to lead on the quality and standards of the care and support we deliver to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our area.

We work across North and Mid Essex providing free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse.We have recently expanded to include services in Uttlesford, Chelmsford & Maldon and as a result have some exciting new roles in this area.

Our vision is for Life without Domestic Abuse with our mission to provide rapid responses to domestic abuse that increase safety for all victims, enabling them to rebuild their lives & create lasting change.  We believe in raising awareness through education, training & partnerships in our community.

We take the values of our organisation very seriously - it's the way we set our own expectations about how we work with our service users, partners & each other and how we hold ourselves to account.

We strive to create an environment that enables our staff to give their very best every day, because we know how important it is to be supported both personally and professionally, particularly when the work you do can be challenging and emotional.

We offer: employer’s contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, rising after 2 years service and a training programme. 

To apply, in the first instance, please send through your C.V and cover letter.   If you are selected for interview we may ask you to complete a full application form.

For an informal discussion of the roles available please contact Sally (Community & Partnerships Manager) or Nikki (Community Team Leader) at Next Chapter

Applications should be received no later than 23:59 on the 10th of August 2019.

Next Chapter is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).