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Safeguarding Outreach Worker - Southampton

£24969 - £25614 per annum

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Position: Safeguarding Outreach Worker

Location: Southampton

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,969.60 - £25,614.24

About the Role:

We are seeking a dedicated Safeguarding Outreach Worker to join our multidisciplinary Family Safeguarding Team. This role involves working collaboratively with families to ensure the safety and well-being of children within their homes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take a whole-family approach to child protection to keep children safely at home.
  • Publicise support available to those at risk of domestic abuse.
  • Work with the Family Safeguarding Team to develop services for perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.
  • Empower and support victims and survivors to make positive choices and address the impact of abuse.
  • Contribute to family plans through team discussions, managing and evaluating risks.
  • Keep accurate records and update relevant workbooks, ensuring confidentiality and data protection.
  • Provide advocacy, information, emotional, and practical support to those affected by domestic abuse, focusing on keeping victims and their children safe.
  • Offer one-to-one services including safety planning, risk assessments, and support for victims and survivors.
  • Provide parenting and family support, working with service users to identify their needs.
  • Support victims in creating realistic safety plans, prioritising children's safety.
  • Assess risks and needs using an evidence-based risk identification checklist.
  • Provide proactive service through individual safety planning.
  • Ensure children receive one-to-one services, including safety planning and risk assessments.
  • Provide 1:1 support to help children come to terms with their experiences of domestic abuse.
  • Work with alleged perpetrators to engage them in behaviour change programs.
  • Collaborate with local agencies, including probation and mental health services, to manage risks.
  • Establish and evaluate a "Caring Dads" Group to teach positive parenting skills.

Partnership and Community Response:

  • Provide feedback to other agencies on client difficulties accessing services.
  • Work with local agencies to develop a community response to domestic abuse.
  • Attend multi-agency forums as appropriate.

Safeguarding and Compliance:

  • Ensure client welfare according to safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date and compliant with all organizational policies, procedures, and professional codes of conduct.
  • Understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children and ensure records are kept securely.
  • Escalate ongoing safeguarding or risk management concerns to management.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in safeguarding, domestic abuse prevention, or related fields.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Confidentiality and integrity in handling sensitive information.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a difference, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Join us in our mission to support and empower families and survivors of domestic abuse. Together, we can make a difference.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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