The Family Safeguarding Service consists of two locailty teams, one based in Calcot and the other in Newbury. As a Perpetrator Worker in the Family Safegaurding Service you will work with Social Worker's, Family Support Worker's, Mental Health Worker's and a Substance Misuse Worker to provide comprehensive and specialist assessments of risk and need in relation to perpetrators of domestic abuse. You will provide intensive intervention with perpetrators to challenge, stop and prevent further abuse and hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse.
You will be joining an established safeguarding locality team and working in collaboration with the perpetrator worker based in the counterpart team and together we are seeking for group-based intervention to be developed and rolled out as part of enhancing our safeguarding service to families.
We are committed to getting it right for our children and young people - we have great staff doing amazing work, and we believe in investing in people to develop their skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential.
We work within the framework of 'Relationship-based Practice, taking a strengths-based approach to intervention. We believe that identifying internal and external resources found within the family, and empowering them to make changes is the best and most susatainable way to see the lives of children and families achieve positive and lasting outcomes.
West Berkshire sits on the crossroads of two key roads; the M4 and the A34. These offer quick access across southern England with London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford and Swindon all within an hour's drive of the area. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside. Our staff are our greatest asset and you will receive regular supervision; have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests.
All appplicants must be educated to degree level and have experience of working with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse in one of the following settings; Social Work, Health, Education, Probation. A full driving licence is essential because of the rural nature of the district. Our main offices are based in Newbury and the outskirts of Reading.
For more information on working for West Berkshire Council's Children and Family Services a 'Good' authority, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialworkThe interview will include a 10 minute presentation.
Please contact Jordana Onegi on 07944392513 for an informal chat about this role