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Marac Navigator - The Bridge Project

Job Description:

The MARAC Navigator Service focusses on a selected group of cases that return to the MARAC due to repeated high-risk domestic abuse incidents where engagement with either the victim or perpetrator in the co-ordinated action plan has been unsuccessful. The MARAC Navigators will receive all referrals from the MARAC meetings, working with a small caseload of typically 10 cases each MARAC Navigator will aim to:

• Provide aspirational person-centred support through building a trusting relationship with the victim or perpetrator to start to address issues that contribute to incidents of abuse
• Proactivity and intensively conduct face to face work with the victim or perpetrator to build all the networks of support that wrap around the individual to facilitate recovery, building and sustaining hope
• Work as part of a wider team to build and evidence what future support should look like.

A Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a weekly meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), probation and other specialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors. At the heart of a MARAC is the working assumption that no single agency or individual can see the complete picture of the life of a victim or perpetrator and any children, but all may have insights that are crucial to their safety. After sharing all relevant information, they have about a victim, any children and the perpetrator, the representatives discuss options for increasing safety and turn these into a co-ordinated action plan.

Salary: £26,320

Contract: Fixed term contract to 31st March 2023

Location: Salem Street, BD1 4QH 

Hours of Work: Full time 37.5 hrs per week. Core hours Monday to Friday 9.30-5.30

Note: The post holder is expected to flexibility deliver the service to meet the needs of the client, this may require adjusting hours on the day to ensure support to appointments or other activities/ interventions/ attending meetings that that fall outside of these core hours.

Qualifications:

Qualified to Social Care Level 3 or qualified through appropriate work and life experience.

Experience:

• Within the last 4 years at least two years’ experience of successfully delivering support services to people experiencing multiple needs/ multiple disadvantage
• Experience of working with and/or managing high-risk cases therapeutically
• Experience of conducting person centred and strengths-based assessments of need and creating mutually agreeing action plans
• Experience of creating mutually agreed risk management plans
• Experience of working co-operatively within a partnership working environment/ model
Experience of effectively managing risks associated with personal safety

Knowledge and skills

• Demonstrable skills in effective engagement, and maintaining inspiring supportive relationships with individuals with multi-needs
• Demonstrates the skills of personal resiliency, being tenacious and a strong ability to deal with difficult situations calmly, tactfully, responsibly and safely
• Demonstrates an understanding of the needs of chronically excluded and vulnerable people
• Applied knowledge of legislation in relation to safeguarding vulnerable groups, including children
• Adaptability in working patterns and style to provide a flexible approach in order to develop and deliver services which are accessible and responsive to the needs of clients
• Skilled cooperative communicator, with evidence of communicating clearly, concisely effectively (both orally and in writing) with individuals, groups, organisations and the public
• Evidence of having worked independently and under pressure, prioritising planning and managing own workload on a day-to-day basis, using effective time management skills
• Skilled at preparing reports and letters and maintaining a care record to a high professional standard
• Skilled at using IT systems – email, word, and entering accurate data into IT data bases/ spreadsheets
• Demonstrate motivation, reliability, commitment to clients, team and interagency working

GENERAL

• Willingness to keep abreast of relevant professional developments and to undertake training for the post.

• The post-holder must adhere to Bridge Policies/Guidelines in force within the organisation

• A dynamic experienced practitioner

• The post-holder is expected to be flexible with regards to working hours in order to meet the requirements of the post
• Willingness to work within a performance managed environment and contribute to performance reporting

• Willingness to contribute to the training and development of others, undertake regular supervision and appraisal in line with Bridge policies and actively participate in own professional/personal development and have clear resiliency strategies
• Willing to travel in order to fulfil the requirements of the post.
• Conform to standards of dress, which reflects a professional service.

This post requires a full driving license and use of a vehicle

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