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Careers

Yay, if you've made it here, then it already means that you are interested in working for NDAS and helping to change lives. 

Our workforce is made up of staff and volunteers carrying out a variety of roles, all of which add true value and contribution to the work we do, as well as providing plenty of scope for personal development and rewards which come in many forms. NDAS is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, 

If you don't see something suitable this time, please keep checking back as our job boards are updated regularly.  Alternatively, our volunteering opportunities, which give valuable experience may be an alternative, with many of our roles within NDAS being held by people who have previously volunteered with us.  Please click here for more information.

How to Apply

You can either: 

 

Download and complete our Application Form or Volunteer Application form

or 

Send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel that your skills and experience would make a good fit for our team. We shortlist based on how the evidence you provide matches the PERSON SPECIFICATION for each role. 

We shortlist all applications using the person specification for each role. Please ensure that you use this information in your application to evidence your skills and experience. 

Send your documents via email to info@ndas-org.co.uk or via post FAO Zoe Tatham, Keep House, 124 High Street, Wollaston, NN29 7RJ

All applicants will also be required to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Please note, NDAS is committed to safeguarding and many of our roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to confirmation of appointment. You can view our Safer Recruitment Policy here

Staff Benefits

We not only offer competitive salaries for the voluntary sector, but all the benefits below too. We value our staff team and want to make sure that they are as happy and supported as possible.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Annual leave increases to 27 days after 3 years employment, then to 30 days after 5 years.

  • Monthly supervision sessions

  • Clinical supervision offered for staff working with clients

  • Company sick pay policy (on completion of probation)

  • Flexible working policy and encouragement of work/life balance

  • Peer Support groups

  • Regular staff surveys

  • Staff wellbeing package including mental health champions and discount scheme

  • Employee Assistance programme offered free to all staff and volunteers. 

 

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Current vacancies

Domestic Abuse Specialist (DAS)

Northampton        £25,761 p/a

37.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit a Domestic Abuse Specialist to deliver a comprehensive support service to vulnerable adults and children to be based in designated locality, initially on a contract until April 2024. This is a dual role, partly dedicated to working with families admitted to refuge and partly working with families within the community who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Essential candidate criteria includes:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a supportive role with vulnerable families and/or children, or equivalent

  • Clear understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact on victims

  • Clear understanding of alcohol and drug addiction issues

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Current driving licence and access to vehicle.

 

Purpose of Post:

  • To ensure a comprehensive support service is provided to all clients and their children who require safe supported refuge accommodation.

  • To ensure appropriate safety measures and external referrals are made when families are declined from NDAS services

  • To work in partnership with NDAS’s Children’s Domestic Abuse Specialist’s (CDAS) in their role to ensure a service is delivered to both parent and child/children to recognise and address issues that have been created by domestic abuse To be responsible for delivering all individual support plans to all service users enabling them to make informed decisions about their future through a key work system

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day effective management of the refuge including identifying and reporting any safeguarding issues to senior management and agencies.

  • To undertake telephone assessments of applicants for refuge accommodation, within 24 hours of receiving the referral (specific to each refuge)

  • To represent NDAS and attend Multi Agency meetings and undertake appropriate actions with clients referred through this route.

  • To continually risk assess and ensure high risk cases are referred to MARAC following the correct procedures.

  • To provide an advice and support service in locality

  • To deliver group work programmes to identified individuals

  • To support Students Social Worker and Volunteers based in refuge

JOB DESCRIPTION

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment

Closing Date: 5pm 15th December 2022

Please note, we will be interviewing on a rolling basis until the shifts are all covered.

Children's Domestic Abuse Specialist (CDAS)

North Northants        £25,761 p/a

37.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit a Children's Domestic Abuse Specialist to deliver a comprehensive support service to vulnerable adults and children to be based in designated locality, initially on a contract until April 2024. This is a dual role, partly dedicated to working with families admitted to refuge and partly working with families within the community who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Essential candidate criteria includes:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a supportive role with vulnerable families and/or children, or equivalent

  • Clear understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact on victims

  • Clear understanding of alcohol and drug addiction issues

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Current driving licence and access to vehicle.

Purpose of Post: 

  • To provide a dedicated service to children and young people in Northamptonshire who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse.

  • To give children and young people the opportunity to talk about their experiences in a safe environment, to be listened to and taken seriously.

  • To educate and empower children and young people to recognise the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship.

  • To contribute to the development and review of 1:1 and group work programmes for children and young people, addressing their individual anxieties and fears following their experience of domestic abuse.

  • To support and educate parents both in refuge and the community to understand the impact that domestic abuse has on their child/ren, the parent/child relationship and parenting.

  • To work in conjunction with appropriate agencies surrounding  children,  young people and families working in a multi-agency approach to ensure all identified support needs are recorded, regularly reviewed and communicated as appropriate.

  • To work alongside Domestic Abuse Specialists to ensure a cohesive, needs led service to children and parents accessing the service within the county.

Advocate for the rights of children to be respected, heard and protected

JOB DESCRIPTION

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment

Closing Date: 5pm 15th December 2022

Please note, we will be interviewing on a rolling basis until the shifts are all covered.

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I joined NDAS in 2016 and have grown so much, both in my career and on a personal level. It feels more like a family and I love coming to work knowing I am really helping to change lives

Volunteering

We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to enable us to continue our work within the community to help support survivors of domestic abuse.

 

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with their own set of unique skills, knowledge and experiences.  If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please email: info@ndas-org.co.uk

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student
placements

Our student placements are organised directly with the Universtity of Northampton.

Currently we do not have capacity to accept any more students on placements, however this may change in the future.

 

For more information please contact: info@ndas-org.co.uk