Domestic Abuse Adult Worker (Band 4 Probation Officer) - advertised on behalf of BeNCH CRC

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
Hertfordshire – Countywide
£30,356 to £30,356 per annum
Salary Description:
Band 4 starting salary £30,611 per annum plus additional payments linked to the role based on experi
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Are you interested in working directly with people involved in an abusive relationship?  Are you interested in playing an important part in changing lives in order to protect children and create a safer community?

We currently have opportunities for 3 Domestic Abuse Adult Workers to join BeNCH CRC on fixed term contracts based in Hertfordshire.

If you have good knowledge and experience of child safeguarding and experience of assessing and responding to the requirements of victims of domestic abuse, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Salary £30,611 per annum plus an additional payment linked to experience and knowledge which applies for the duration of this role.
12 months fixed term contract.
37 hours per week,
Generous Annual leave entitlement of 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays,
defined contribution pension scheme,
company sick pay,
group discount scheme.

For More information, please contact Acting Senior Domestic Abuse Officer/Probation Officer Denese Crane on

Closing Date:17th November 2019

Interview Dates: After 30th November 2019
Job DescriptionSalary £30,356 per annum plus additional payments linked to the role based on experience

12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Hertfordshire – Countywide

37 Hours a week

2 full time and 1 part time positions are available

The Diploma in Probation Studies, PQUIP, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent qualification is essential for these posts.
Main Responsibilities
You will work with members of the Family Safeguarding Team to develop and deliver services to perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.
Working closely with Family Safeguarding Team to ensure that increases in risk of harm are escalated rapidly and a multi-agency plan is in place is part of the role
Undertake home visits as required as part of the risk assessment and management.
Attend meetings, conferences, core groups etc
 You will be part of developing and delivering group work activities based on cognitive behavioural approaches to assess, manage and reduce the risk of domestic violence and anger; as well as impacting positively on thinking and behaviour
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the planning, running and reviewing of the team’s work programmes

The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for someone with The Diploma in Probation Studies, PQUIP, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent qualification is essential for these posts. We will only be able to proceed with a Diploma in Social Work if the Probation module has been completed.
There is an expectation that operational staff work some evenings and weekends to enable perpetrators and families to be worked with without jeopardizing their employment.

About The CompanyThe role of BeNCH CRC is to rehabilitate service users, reduce reoffending and protect the public and we are one of six CRCs operated by Sodexo Justice Services in the UK.  We work with service users both in the community and in custody to deliver the sentence of the court, to rehabilitate them and to provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn their lives around.  We deliver effective offender management and rehabilitation services to low and medium risk service users and our highly skilled staff work in a range of disciplines to make a real difference.  Our aim is to create a better future for the people we work with - service users, victims and their families and local communities.  We are proud to have strong relationships with other criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health trusts, employment and training providers, and work with contracted partners to enhance delivery to our service users.

We serve the counties of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire from: Hemel, Stevenage, Cheshunt, Kettering, Northampton, Wellingborough, Luton, Bedford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Wisbech.  BeNCH CRC is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants are considered on the basis of suitability for the post, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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