Do you have a significant understanding of domestic abuse and its effect on men, women and children and substantial experience of managing a caseload? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Programme Facilitator and play a vital role within our Domestic Violence Perpetrators Programme in the West Midlands.
Right now, My Time, a division of Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Programme Facilitator to join them. My Time is a supportive organisation that gives its clients time and space to rethink their lives and discover new ways to tackle problems. Their Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) is the only course to achieve Respect’s SMP standard currently available within the Birmingham and Worcestershire areas. Its aim? To give men who have been abusive an opportunity to address their behaviour towards their intimate partner, future partner and other close relations. But, they need someone like you to help make the programme a success.
Working closely with another facilitator, you’ll deliver a 30 week rolling programme to individuals who have perpetrated domestic abuse towards their intimate partner/family member. As well as managing a caseload and challenging any emotive and volatile situations arising within the group, you’ll ensure important feedback regarding the safeguarding aspect of victims is reported as high priority and maintain close links with victim support service caseworkers. Keeping records that are accurate, up‐to‐date and in line with Respect practice standards will be important too, as will staying aware of current and developing legislation regarding Domestic Abuse issues for both the victim and perpetrator. And, when it comes to developing relationships with local stakeholders and supporting the DVPP Lead in marketing the service and maintaining referrals and assessments, again, we'll rely on you.
To succeed, you will need a recognised qualification in counselling and psychotherapy or a degree in psychology, health and social care. Flexible in your approach to working hours, you also have a proven ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities. You’ll also need an understanding of the need to offer an integrated service to both male perpetrators and to the women who have experienced domestic abuse. Knowledge of CBT, experience of challenging cognitive distortions and awareness of patterns of behaviour in domestic abuse perpetrators are all ‘must haves’ too. Solution‐focused and outcome driven, with an open and encouraging approach, lots of tact and diplomacy and good verbal and written communication skills, you're also able to lead by example and supervise and motivate others in a group work setting.
The salary for this post is £23,400 per annum.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.
So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence‐based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.