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Safety Link Worker - Probation Service Officer

  • Job reference: JSTVPSO
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Probation Service Officer
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Job description: We are looking for a temporary Safety Link Worker - Probation Service Officer to work across Oxfordshire.

Key Duties:
* Provide realistic information to women about the men's domestic violence programme and possible outcomes.
* Provide women with information about men's attendance on the programme.
* Facilitate referral of women to local women's services for support, advice and assistance.
* Contribute to risk management by ensuring that women are informed about any current or emerging risk posed by men attending the domestic violence programme.
* Contribute to the evaluation of the men's domestic violence programme by requesting and seeking information from women to inform the initial and ongoing assessment of the Service User.
* Contribute to the development of a co-ordinated community response to domestic violence by working with probation and prison service colleagues, other local agencies and local women's services in a positive and inclusive way.
* To maintain timely, careful and secure records of all contacts with women and with other workers involved in the facilitation and management of offender on the Building Better Relationships Programme.

Essential criteria:

* Experience and/or understanding of the criminal justice system, probation and prison services
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Ability to demonstrate competent oral and written communication skills
* Awareness of how domestic violence impacts on women and children
* Ability, willingness and enthusiasm to represent the programme positively to other community agencies and to work constructively and collaboratively with other professionals to promote a co-ordinated community response to domestic violence and work towards the safety of women and children
*Access to own transport and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the Thames Valley Area as required


Apply now or call Service Care on 01772 208968