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CYP Support Worker
Maternity Cover, Part time

£24,293.04 per annum pro rata
28hrs per week until end of June 2018
29.5hrs per week July-Oct 2018



Purpose of the Post
  • To provide an age appropriate quality service to children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse. In doing so, meeting legal requirements and DWA standards and policies
  • To promote the work of DWA in the local and wider community
  • To work with a wide range of children and young people who may have complex needs
  • To support the Team Leader, Manager and colleagues in achieving team and DWA objectives and in identifying areas for improvement

Key Responsibilities

1. Services to Children and Young People
  • Provide time limited emotional, practical support and information to children and young people who access C&YPS in a one to one and group setting focussing on the issue of domestic abuse
  • Develop and provide activities for children and young people in refuge, outreach, schools and others who access the service
  • Undertake one to one and group work with children and young people as appropriate and as determined by a person centred needs assessment of both the family and the young person focusing on the issue of domestic abuse.
  • Liaise and advocate on behalf of children and young people with external agencies. This may involve accompanying them to appointments, children’s hearings,  and referral onto other appropriate agencies
  • Assist with the development of an age appropriate service and information materials.
  • Ensure appropriate access to health and educational services for children and young people 
  • Promote the rights of the children and young people at all times and act as an advocate as required
  • Contribute to the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of preventative work delivered to young people and children in educational (primary & secondary), youth settings and wider community which raise awareness of domestic abuse.
  • Build on and extend effective working relationships within educational and youth settings.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate training programmes that will enable other practitioners to respond to the needs of children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Keep up to date with changes in legislation and working practices.
 
 
2. Promoting the Work of DWA
  • Help raise awareness of domestic abuse within the local and wider community
  • Help develop positive working relationships with key partner agencies and stakeholders in pursuit of C&YP objectives.
  • Support the promotion of DWA’s public and media profile
  • Attend appropriate meetings and events on behalf of DWA
 

3. Internal
  • Work within the policies, standards and procedures required by the law, DWA or funders
  • Assist with the development, monitoring and evaluation of the service
  • Perform administrative tasks timeously to ensure a seamless service
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative information on support and related issues is collected, analysed and reviewed regularly.
  • Produce written reports, as required
  • Undertake regular risk assessments to ensure safe working practices and safety of all resources and people are maintained
 
4. Working Approach
  • Work collaboratively and assist as appropriate, other DWA workers. This includes regularly attending team/other relevant meetings and keeping colleagues up-to-date on relevant work issues
  • Support the  Manager and Directors in creating a positive, supportive and participatory working environment which fulfils the aims and objectives of DWA
  • Reflect on practice to ensure delivery of a professional service and positive learning experience
  • Support the  Manager and Directors in creating a continuously improving organisation focussed on service users
  • Take a proactive role in promoting equality and anti-discriminatory practice throughout all aspects of the work.
 
This post is subject to a PVG check

This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within the scope of the post. The post-holder will be expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with the duties as detailed above

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Interviews will be held in two parts – Monday 11th (daytime) and Wednesday 13th (evening) December 2017.

If we have not contacted you by Wed 6th December 2017, regretfully your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Dundee Women's Aid positively welcomes applications from women within all sections of the community.
For all posts: Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

** Click here to download an application pack **

For more information relating to the post:

Phone: 01382 220803
Email: opportunities@dundeewomensaid.co.uk

 
Dundee Women's Aid is a registered Charity No. SC006691
and a Company limited by Guarantee SCO124795
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Useful Contacts
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline
    0800 027 1234
  • DWA Support Line
    01382 207099
  • DWA CYP Team
    01382 220803
  • DWA Text Line
    0776 368 2105
  • Dundee Social Work
    01382 433960
  • Police Scotland
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