Children and Young People's Prevention Worker

Dumbarton District Women's Aid

Children and Young People's Prevention Worker

£304608

Dumbarton District Women's Aid, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 691432ee77ce4dfc820d018e04cd43d9

Full Job Description

The Prevention Worker will be responsible for planning, developing and facilitating Dumbarton District Women's Aid's primary prevention education programme. It is a multi-session programme delivered within West Dunbartonshire schools and youth service organisations, that helps to tackle the root cause of domestic abuse through changing perceptions and attitudes towards domestic abuse. The worker will manage all data, reporting and activity tracking for grant compliance. The worker will be available post-delivery of presentations/content for support and appropriate signposting and referrals., 2. Design, develop and maintain all primary prevention and community education pamphlets/social media content as needed.

3. Develop education pack to link in with the curriculum for excellence and build up liaison with schools and community groups.

4. Over time, develop proficiency in programme evaluation and demonstrate that prevention strategies reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for first time perpetration/victimisation.
Specific Responsibilities
1. To promote the work of DDWA in the local community.
2. To work in a way that acknowledges a gender-based analysis of Domestic Abuse as outlined by the Scottish Government and Women's Aid.

3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to primary prevention and community organising.

4. Will be required to produce awareness raising content for both social and print media.

5. Build, cultivate, and maintain relationships with West Dunbartonshire schools and other agencies to assure ongoing programme improvement, participation, and evaluation.

6. Work in partnership with other agencies for those clients who choose/require a multi-agency approach.

7. Contribute to maintaining and developing a positive and supportive atmosphere within Dumbarton District Women's Aid and represent the Organisation externally, including attending relevant events, networks, committees, working groups, for a and other bodies as requested by Line Manager.

Shared Responsibilities

  • Workers are expected to be supportive of women, children, and young people and to be able to offer relevant support and information whilst maintaining professional boundaries.


  • Signpost children and young people where appropriate to other agencies.


  • Ensure issues related to the safety and care of children and young people are brought to the attention of DDWA.


  • To respond appropriately in crisis situations to any service user who approaches the service in need of help or support.


  • The post holder is required to treat everyone with whom they meet fairly and with respect. Therefore, a general awareness and understanding of diversity, discrimination, inequalities, oppression and individual rights, and how these impact on every member of society is required.


  • Attend regular staff meetings to promote good communication and team working and update staff regarding prevention programmes and strategies.


  • A good basic understanding of health, safety and security is required both in relation to the post holder's own workload/work area and at a wider level.


  • Other reasonable duties, roles, training, or other activities as and when required and agreed with Line Manager.


  • Internal Systems

  • Undertaking, recording, monitoring, and evaluation of work as required and produce reports.


  • To assist with grant reporting and securing funding for the programme.


  • Maintain accurate statistics and monthly reports.


  • Comply with Data Protection legislation, confidentiality, information sharing, policy and procedures and all legislation connected to your work.


  • Undertake duties that further the aims and objectives of Dumbarton District Women's Aid, promoting good communications and team working.


  • Participate in any reviews of DDWA services, policies, and practices.


  • To identify opportunities to publicise the organisation and the work we do, utilising Social Media Platforms

    £25384 per annum, salary is paid on the 17th of each month.

  • The post holder will be expected to work 30 hours per week.

    The annual leave is 25 days and 12 Public Holidays

    Eligible staff are automatically enrolled in a workplace pension scheme, DDWA makes a 10% contribution.

    Major tasks and responsibilities
    1. Develop and implement Dumbarton District Women's Aid's primary prevention education program. This includes designing and implementing school-based curriculum, training presentations, and evaluation of prevention work delivered educational settings, youth settings and wider community.