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Sessional Facilitator, Devon

Ref. DEV23/20

We are delighted to be recruiting for sessional group facilitators across Devon to support the roll out of our new Behaviour Change and Educational Services across Devon.

Working within experienced and committed teams, these posts will:

  • Co-facilitate short term and long-term group work in both our Behaviour Change and Education and Recovery programmes.
  • Provide proactive, trauma informed and holistic support, with a focus on increasing victim safety and reducing the risk posed by someone causing harm.
  • Work within a multi-agency framework to effect change, manage risk and ensure safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children is paramount.
  • To work collaboratively with Partner Safety Workers and colleagues across Devon to ensure the safety of the victim and any children is held central.

These posts are for sessional facilitators. The typical commitment is one evening per week (weekdays only), plus time to write notes and attend risk reviews.


  •  To join the highly effective teams across Devon offering Behaviour Change support to perpetrators of domestic abuse and expanding the service to incorporate group work. 
  • To reduce the risk of reoffending and of harm posed by domestic abuse perpetrators and increase the safety and wellbeing of victims and children.
  • To provide perpetrators with an understanding of domestic abuse, healthy relationships and communication, the impact on victims and children and support them to use new techniques and strategies to change their behaviour.
  • To ensure the safety and wellbeing of children is paramount, working with Children’s Social Care and FearFree’s Children’s Workers as required.
  • To co-facilitate perpetrator behaviour change programmes, following a clear manual.


  • To support victims to understand different types of abuse.
  • To support victims to understand trauma and its impact.
  • To understand the impact of Domestic Abuse on children – and the challenges of being a nurturing parent whilst in an abusive relationship.
  • Consolidate this learning to enable future life plans to be based on the safety of themselves and their children.


  • Work with perpetrators of domestic abuse, offering a targeted service, reducing the risk of serious harm.
  • Give information and support to service users regarding their other needs and refer them to other support services as required.
  • Ensure our service is widely accessible – adapting practice as required to suit individuals.
  • Work across a large geographical area to ensure locality is not a barrier to accessing services.
  • Co-deliver specialist group-work programmes for perpetrators of domestic abuse, following a clear manual.
  • Have a responsibility around safeguarding both adults and children, maintaining knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures and integrated working.
  • Ensure all referrals are clearly logged on our database and all case records are kept fully updated, according to FearFree policies and procedures.
  • Attend and engage with case reviews, risk reviews and Treatment Management as required.
  • Work closely with Partner Safety workers and Children’s Workers to ensure the safety of the victim and a holistic view of risk.
  • Support the empowerment of the client.
  • Engage with line management and case management supervision.
  • Comply with data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to your work.
  • Respect and value the diversity of the community in which the services works in and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of survivors ensuring the service is accessible to all.
  • Remain up-to-date and compliant with all organisational policies and procedures, national best practice and professional codes of conduct and uphold standards of best practice.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are found, so early applications are encouraged.

FearFree is committed to encouraging equality and diversity in the workplace.  We strive to be a diverse and inclusive place to work where we can all be ourselves and individual differences are recognised and valued. 

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