Main Aims of the Role
To assist the Domestic Abuse Safety Advisor (DASA) team to ensure the smooth running of a busy victim/survivor safety service.
To help increase the safety of victims/survivors whose (ex) partners are engaged in the perpetrator service.
To provide information and signposting in order to empower victims/survivors and to access services designed to empower them and to increase their own safety
A good opportunity to gain experience and understanding of the effects of Domestic Abuse on victims, children and families.
Responsible to: Domestic Abuse Service Manager
Hours: 10-15 hours per month
Base: Ashurst, New Forest
To support the DASA to provide information about our perpetrator programmes to victims/survivors
To carry out admin tasks such as processing referrals, filing and data entry, assisting with risk assessments and safety plans
To work alongside and to communicate effectively with the DASA team to help safety planning
To keep up to date with relevant support services and agencies in order to appropriately signpost victims/survivors
To participate in creating and updating information packs and send these to victims/survivors accessing the service
To support DASA with the development and coordination of victim/survivor groups
Following appropriate training and after gaining experience within the role there is the opportunity to progress to direct support with victims/survivors and feedback to DASA’s
What The Role Requires
Motivated, resourceful, reliable and passionate about empowering victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
Attendance on our volunteer training prior to beginning any volunteering
Good interpersonal skills alongside a friendly approachable manner
Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and be confident using computers
Pleasant, calm and confident telephone manner
Able and willing to work as part of a team and also be able to work independently
Volunteers have always played a key role in the services we provide, and continue to be crucial to the support we offer. Each member of the Hampton Trust team works together to make a difference to the lives of children, young people, women, men and families across the UK.
At the Hampton Trust, we offer all our volunteers a unique opportunity to participate in our Volunteers Training Programme, which provides a comprehensive insight into the ins and outs of working with issues around domestic abuse.
We always do our best to ensure that volunteering opportunities are as flexible as they can be, and we are happy to talk through enquiries from those seeking a commitment of a few hours a week, to those looking for full-time placements.