We are recruiting a new trauma care practitioner

Key Tasks:

  • Provide clear, concise, relevant & accurate information to families regarding the police and criminal justice process
  • Liaise with Police/Officer in Charge re: referral and updates
  • Contact family/individual re: first meeting
  • Explain IMARA’s early intervention service to family/individuals
  • Explain pre-trial therapy guidelines and what this means specifically in relation to confidentiality and information sharing
  • Gain consent from each individual to work with IMARA
  • Inform, support and advocate for individuals at video interview/medical interview
  • Identify family action plan (key tasks that family/individual face in order to get back on track with day to day life)
  • Provide effective emotional & practical support to individual clients to encourage engagement, build safety & trust
  • Educate families and multi-agency professionals regarding the impact of trauma, the potential for recovery and the promotion of prevention
  • Inform, support and advocate for individuals as required e.g. education; employment; health; social care review meetings
  • Work to family action plan (key tasks that family/individual face in order to get back on track with day to day life), review and evaluate plan
  • Attend multi-agency meetings re child or teenager e.g. Child Protection conferences and reviews; Child In Need (CIN) reviews; core group meetings; Looked After Child reviews; CAF meetings
  • Make referrals to other support agencies e.g. health, education, employment, benefits, housing
  • Support children and family members to attend meetings with other agencies e.g. transport, advocacy
  • Provide on-going advocacy in relation to other agencies e.g. letters of support re housing

Additional tasks:

  • Liaise with the Imara Trauma Team re: family action plan and continue throughout the work with family
  • Develop a consistent and responsive relationship with individual clients
  • Adhere to the Nottingham City Safeguarding Board policies and actively promote children’s best interests
  • Ensure record keeping is accurate, clear, concise, objective and timely and adheres to pre-trial therapy guidelines
  • To actively contribute to Imara’s monitoring and outcome measurement
  • Promotion of teamwork through good working relationships to actively maintain IMARA’s ethos of responsive, dynamic and innovative practices
  • To attend monthly clinical supervision with Imara’s external clinical supervisor
  • Participate in Imara’s fundraising campaigns

Person Specification:

Essential

  • Completion of an accredited professional ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) course i.e. ISVA development programme
  • Experience of working with children and families following trauma
  • Experience of advocating and supporting others within a range of organisational settings
  • Excellent oral communication skills e.g. liaising with a broad range of people and age-groups, presentations to professionals, organisational advocacy in various settings i.e. court, schools
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to complete, read and analyse reports, risk assessments etc
  • Initiative and confidence to make decisions alone
  • Child-centered and able to hold child’s best interests in mind e.g. in court settings
  • Effective team working skills
  • Accurate and efficient record keeping
  • Understanding and working knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Calm and decisive under pressure
  • Flexible and responsive thinker
  • Passion for the work of promoting recovery and prevention of sexual violence and to breaking the cycle of abuse
  • Willingness to engage in own lifelong learning and professional development – This may include out of office hours learning
  • Confidence in lone-working e.g. home visits
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Own transport and holds valid driving licence
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours

Desirable

  • Completion of an ISVA Advanced Development Programme – supporting children and young people
  • Good understanding of dynamics of sexual abuse
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject
  • Good working knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system
  • Trained in First Aid

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,000.00 /year

Interested parties should send their CV and a cover letter to info@imara.org.uk. The application deadline is the 18th of August at 12.00.