Based Salem Street, Bradford. The post holder will be expected to travel anywhere in Bradford MBC in the delivery of direct MARAC navigation support services
Responsible to: Service Manager
Salary Scale: £26,320 Full time 37.5 hours a week Fixed Term until March 2023
Hours of Work: 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.
Annual Leave: 32 working days plus bank holidays
The post is subject to enhanced disclosure and barring check, the results of which would not necessarily exclude applicants from consideration.
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.
For more information about this role and to view the full Job Description please click here: MARAC Navigator August 22 fixed term March 23
If you are unable to apply online and require a paper application form please contact Vanessa Ross on 01274 723863. If applying with a hard copy please post to: HR Department, The Bridge Project, 35 Salem Street, Bradford, BD1 4QH quoting the job reference on the outside of the envelope.
If you do not currently have DBS certificate for the level required for our posts (where applicable) and/or are not currently registered with the DBS Update Service, Bridge will pay for the appropriate level of DBS check should your application be successful. You will be expected to take out an annual subscription to DBS update service on receipt of your certificate, the cost of which Bridge will reimburse to you whilst you are in our employment. If you fail to register for the Update Service, and Bridge requires a further DBS check to be carried out (usually every 3 years), you will be required to pay for a new certificate.