Main aims of the Role
To assist the Domestic Abuse Practitioner team to ensure the smooth running of a busy perpetrator service.
To help increase engagement of individuals who access the perpetrator service.
To engage individuals to motivate and encourage them to attend interventions and to help reduce numbers of people falling out of the service
Responsible to: Domestic Abuse Service Manager
Hours: 10-15 hours per month
Base: Ashurst, New Forest
To work alongside the Domestic Abuse Practitioners to provide information about our perpetrator programmes to people who have been referred.
To carry out essential admin tasks such as processing referrals, filing and data entry, assisting with risk assessments and with plans.
To work alongside and to communicate effectively with the domestic abuse team to help with risk management.
To keep up to date with relevant support services and agencies in order to appropriately signpost individuals to other services where appropriate.
To participate in creating and updating information packs and send these to people accessing the service.
To support the domestic abuse team with the coordination of perpetrator groups.
Following appropriate training and after gaining experience within the role there is the opportunity to progress to direct support with perpetrators.
What the role requires
A keen interest in domestic violence and a willingness to work with individuals who have perpetrated 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.
Ability to motivate and engage individuals.
Able and willing to work as part of a team and also be able to work independently.
Commitment to anti-oppressive/anti-discriminatory practice.
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.