Salary: £24,408 per year, rising to £25,104 per annum, after 1 year and successful probation

Job Title: Safety Planner – Domestic Abuse (Female Applicants Only)
Reporting to: Senior IDVA
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: 6th February 2023

About the Service/Department
Hestia provide domestic abuse accommodation services in West London as well as IDVA, Safety Planning and outreach services based in community settings, police stations and social services. The key aims of our services are to: Improve each client and their children’s safety and wellbeing by providing emergency accommodation services. Provide relevant support in accordance with the Safe Lives risk assessment and ISSP (Individual Safety & Support Planning), High, Medium and standard risk. Encourage and promote a Multi-agency approach of working to ensure the needs of the clients are met to a high quality which will include partnership working within all aspects of service provision included when relevant, support planning. With particular focus on MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference). Provide a responsive service adaptable to service requirements. All: direct quality case management high risk – co-produce effective safety planning for 100% of clients, coordinating interventions: face to face, digital, phone.

About the role

To support the Service Manager and lead the in the running of the service ensuring the delivery of a consistent and high-quality service to women and children fleeing domestic violence in accordance with the mission statement and strategic objectives of Hestia and within the relevant legislative framework

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To provide effective safety-planning for 100% of clients, coordinating interventions: face to face, digital, phone.
  • Provide feedback to Social Workers regarding quality of their initial assessments and best practise.
  • Ensure the level of risk is assessed and with permission from the client, referred onto the appropriate agency.

About you

  • Experience of working in partnership with social services in order to provide safety planning advise to service users and Social Workers
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with partner agencies, domestic abuse agencies and service users
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and impact of the VAWG abuses
  • Up to date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to domestic abuse or other elements of VAWG strands
  • To establish the risks to and the needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, identifying and prioritising those at the highest risk
  • To ensure that support planning is outcome focused and that clients inform
  • The type and level of support that they receive
  • To support the empowerment of survivors, assisting them to recognise the dynamics of domestic abuse present in their own situation, and to help them regain control of their lives
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately
    • Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female applicants Please)

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9-month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme with Clinical Supervision and Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL)
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughput their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

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