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Domestic Abuse Interventions Officer

Employer
Cheltenham Borough Homes
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
£28,510 with increments up to £30,096
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Anti-social behaviour, Care and support, Homelessness, Housing / neighbourhood management, Revenues / benefits, Social Care, Supported / sheltered housing, Tenant services, Tenancy representative
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
ALMO
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Key areas of responsibility

The main purpose of this role is to be a point of specialist domestic abuse housing advice across the county, supporting clients and their families with accommodation needs resulting from domestic abuse. You will provide short term intensive support and intervention aimed at supporting clients and their families approaching as homeless due to domestic abuse, this will include assisting vulnerable clients with chaotic and complex needs.

To provide support for victims of domestic abuse who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The job will be mobile working with colleagues across Gloucestershire Housing Options Teams, and clients across the region, so a full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle is required.

You will work alongside and in partnership with supporting agencies.

 

Key skills needed

Background in working and supporting clients who have been impacted by domestic abuse

Understanding of the impacts of domestic abuse

Resilient, empathetic, and motivational

Able to use a trauma informed approach

Great communicator and negotiator

Can do attitude, solution focussed, and innovative problem solve

 

Desirable

Previous experience of working in a housing and homelessness related environment

Previous experience of working in a support related environment

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