Job descriptionIf you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of individuals affected by serious violence and meet the above requirements, we would love to hear from you. The Opportunity We are currently seeking a motivated and dedicated Serious Violence Worker to join our team. As a Serious Violence Worker, you will be responsible for supporting individuals who are at risk of, or have been affected by, serious violence. Responsibilities Work with individuals who have been affected by serious violence, providing emotional and practical support. Develop and deliver trauma informed interventions aimed at reducing the risk of serious violence. Conduct assessments and risk management plans for individuals. Work collaboratively with partner agencies to ensure a coordinated response to serious violence. Support individuals in accessing relevant services, such as housing, mental health, education, and employment. Provide training to professionals on serious violence and related issues. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all work undertaken. Requirements Relevant experience in a similar role, preferably working with young people and/or vulnerable adults. Knowledge and understanding of the causes and impact of serious violence. Experience in conducting assessments and developing risk management plans. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong organisational and administrative skills A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds. Benefits of Working With Us A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20% 29 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays A range of CPD opportunities to support your development Career Progression opportunities Investment into your staff well-being Good management support, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work Why Join Us Our teams consist of experienced professionals at various levels The team arrange meetings weekly to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance. Fixed Term Until 2025 Closing date 1st October at 11:59pm View the Adult Serious Violence Worker role profile Equal opportunities statement Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role. Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.
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