Domestic Abuse Practitioner
Jul 10, 2024

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

£26,000 - £29,000 per annum
Avon and Somerset area
Contract , Full Time

RISE specialises in designing and delivering behavioural change and pyscho-educational courses, striving for a world where harmful behaviour is marginalised and fewer people are victims of abuse and crime.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 per annum

Contract: 2-year fixed term contract

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Course

The RISE Domestic Abuse (DA) Practitioner will deliver the Preventing Intimate Partner Abuse (“PIPA”) course to perpetrators of DA, as part of Conditional/Diversionary cautions in the Avon & Somerset Police Force area. This will be delivered in a group setting or one-to-one, as appropriate, to challenge and change behaviour and provide justice and safety for victims and their families.

You will encourage self-reflection of participants on the group, including proactively working to help perpetrators identify and understand their abusive behaviour and its impact on victims and children, increase motivation of perpetrators to make positive long-term changes and start the process of behavioural change. You will work closely with other professionals to ensure appropriate steps are taken to protect where there is an imminent risk to another person. You will liaise and engage closely with victim services commissioned to increase the safety of victims and children of the perpetrator to support the management of risk.

Out of Court Resolution (OOCR) courses and assessments

RISE has also developed a range of short interventions for different offences referred by the police, which are delivered online and in person, which the postholder will deliver. These include group and one-to-one courses to address a range of specific types of offending, including DA, inappropriate sexual behaviours, hate crime, assault on emergency workers, as well as other types of offences.

You will manage cases with a range of complex needs and behaviours and undertake holistic assessments that identify risk and protective factors, and develop bespoke support plans. This includes acting as a single point of contact to secure the offender’s engagement, working alongside other partners to address the offender’s needs, with the aim of eliciting behaviour change and reducing reoffending.

You will use motivational interviewing techniques, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches in building a range of therapeutic skills to engage with service users to address their abusive behaviour.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience

In order to deliver this role, you will have:

  • Experience of working with DA perpetrators
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with hard-to-reach individuals.
  • Understanding of DA risk factors and assessment.
  • Understanding of offending behaviours, needs and issues.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate and engage individuals with complex needs.
  • Ability to relate positively and empathetically but without collusion.
  • Ability to appropriately challenge negatives attitudes, thinking and behaviours.
  • Willingness to learn and develop from feedback about performance.
  • Excellent team working attitude and positive experience of stakeholder engagement.

Benefits of working for RISE

In return, you will work for an award-winning organisation (featured in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024) that celebrates diversity, culture and individual differences, and that will help you to grow and thrive in your career. As a learning organisation, RISE has created a culture of continuous professional development.

Employees are the heart of our business – we have an Employee Council that gives employees a way to channel their voice to improve their employee experience. As an employee, you will be invited to regular staff meet-ups and can connect with others in different ways, e.g. through our book club.

Other benefits include an employee assistance programme, that all employees have access to, which provides support with counselling, legal advice, access to doctors and benefits and debt advice. We also have birthday policy, which means everyone can have their birthday off work, on top of their 27 day’s annual leave entitlement. To promote health and wellbeing, we offer a Cycle to Work scheme.

£26,000 - £29,000 per annum
Avon and Somerset area
Employment type
Contract , Full Time
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Company info

RISE is an innovative staff-led mutual that designs and delivers behavioural change programmes and new approaches. Our work can be used in the criminal justice system and community to transform the lives of individuals, families and communities.

RISE’s interventions challenge attitudes and facilitate long-lasting behaviour change. They are driven by the belief that anyone can make better decisions, given the right support. Our experienced team of professionals work with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse to guide them through a process of change, which addresses their behaviours and attitudes. Through a combination of group work and one-to-one sessions, our programmes aim to prevent reoffending. They are focused on self-reflection and creating tangible outcomes that can help perpetrators to build a pathway for change.

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