Female Domestic Violence Perpetrators Programme Facilitator Ref: 18/82

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Application closing date
Edgbaston, Birmingham


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Do you have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and its effect on men, women and children and substantial experience of managing a caseload? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Domestic Violence Perpetrators Programme Facilitator.


Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.


Right now, one of our partners, My Time, is looking for a Programme Facilitator to join them. My Time is a supportive organisation that gives its clients time and space to rethink their lives and discover new ways to tackle problems. Their Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) offers men who have been abusive an opportunity to address their behaviour towards their intimate partner, future partner and other close relations. The focus of the programme is ensuring the safety of women and children through challenging core beliefs of perpetrators and increasing self-awareness. But, they need someone like you to help make it a success. 


Working closely with a male facilitator, you’ll deliver a 30 week rolling programme to men who have perpetrated domestic abuse towards their female intimate partner/family member. As well as managing a caseload and challenging any emotive and volatile situations arising within the group, you’ll ensure important feedback regarding the safeguarding aspect of victims is reported as a priority and maintain close links with victim support service caseworkers. Keeping accurate and up-to-date records will be important too, as will staying aware of current and developing legislation regarding Domestic Abuse issues. And, when it comes to developing relationships with local stakeholders or helping the DVPP Lead to market the service and manage referrals and assessments, again, we'll rely on you.


To succeed, you’ll need a recognised qualification or experience in counselling and psychotherapy or a degree in psychology, health and social care and a flexible approach to working hours. We’ll also be looking for a proven ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities and an understanding of the need to offer an integrated service to both male perpetrators and to the women who have experienced domestic abuse. Knowledge of CBT, experience of challenging cognitive distortions and awareness of patterns of behaviour in domestic abuse perpetrators are important too. Solution-focused and outcome driven, with an open and encouraging approach, lots of tact and diplomacy and good communication skills, you're also able to lead by example and supervise and motivate others in a group work setting.


In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.


So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.


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Closing Date:  25th March 2018


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