RAPID Officer (2 roles available)

To work within the RAPID team to respond to incidents of domestic abuse, coercive control, staking and harassment alongside South Wales Police. A key requirement is to provide short-term support which specifically focusses on crisis intervention, safety and onward referral to relevant, longer-term, support services. To support the Senior RAPID Officer to deliver training to Police Officers and staff.

Thrive Women’s Aid
Closing Date: 19 February 2024

Summary:

To work within the RAPID team to respond to incidents of domestic abuse, coercive control, staking and harassment alongside South Wales Police. A key requirement is to provide short-term support which specifically focusses on crisis intervention, safety and onward referral to relevant, longer-term, support services. To support the Senior RAPID Officer to deliver training to Police Officers and staff.

About us

Thrive Women’s Aid is an established and well-respected organisation that makes a
genuine difference by delivering support services to families impacted by domestic
abuse. We consider ourselves to be a progressive and dynamic organisation that is at
the forefront of our sector.

Thrive is a friendly, supportive and rewarding place to work. We know that our
employees are key to our organisation’s success and growth which is why we value
our employees and offer support, training, development and progression to enable
everyone to reach their full potential. We also offer comprehensive, flexible and agile
working practices.

Job role:

RAPID is a new project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, working in conjunction with South Wales Police, designed to transform police approaches to tackling domestic abuse and improving victim safety and experience.

RAPID Officers will be based within Neath Police Station and will attend domestic abuse incidents alongside Police Officers. You will be responsible for undertaking risk assessment and immediate safety planning, as well as providing emotional support for all family members at the incident. You will stabilise and support any children present using truama-informed, child-centred approaches.

You will make onward referrals, for adults and children into other services for ongoing case management, shortening the time of the current referral process. Over weekends, when other services are closed the RAPID Team will offer safety planning and emotional support until an appropriate referral can be made.

You will be someone who can provide high level specialist support to service users, ensuring that service standards are excellent in pressurised situations. You will model high quality practice in your work, ensuring that survivor involvement and person centred approaches are embedded in the support that you give.

You will maintain links with key partners including the Police, Domestic Abuse Unit, IDVA, legal and domestic abuse services to ensure safety requirements are adequately met.

You will ensure a comprehensive package of support is available for those with multiple needs and referral pathways into other services are undertaken once the initial safety concerns have been met. You will refer cases into MARAC where appropriate and you will ensure that information is shared appropriately and in line with GDPR confidentiality procedures.

You will be key in recording accurate service outcome data for use in reports to funders and ensure that comprehensive records of outcomes and activities of the service are uploaded to our data management systems.

Further Information:

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £23,000 pro rata inclusive of shift allowance

Hours: 25 hours per week, Shift pattern (see more info in document below)

Location: Neath

Download the job description and person specification here.

To Apply:

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Please complete an application form, noting the deadline below.

Contact point for applications: Kate Purchase / katep@thrivewa.org.uk / 01639 894864

Closing date: Midday Friday 19th February 2024

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