Independent Advocate - Dundee
- Full Time
Barnardo's Multi Agency Independent Advocacy Service (MIA) funded by the Big Lottery and delivered in partnership with Dundee Women's Aid benefits male and female victims of domestic abuse and their children who are resident in Dundee. Through the provision of a specialist advocacy service the project aims to ensure that beneficiaries are supported emotionally and practically to become survivors of domestic abuse. Focusing on high risk domestic abuse victims the project completes risk assessments and safety plans with and helps beneficiaries cope with the impact of domestic abuse, and build resilience.
The MIA workers also work closely with women referred to the MARAC in Dundee. MARAC is a multi-agency response to promote information sharing, enhance the safety of domestic abuse victims and their children and reduce repeat victimisation. The post holder will provide advice, support and services to work towards the reduction and prevention of domestic abuse and enable victims and children to live without the fear of domestic violence and abuse. The post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends. They must have a relevant professional qualification and be willing to undertake Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate qualification (IDAA).
Access to own vehicle to undertake home visits is required.
This post is subject to PVG and Police Scotland Enhanced checks
Please quote SC1651016 when applying for this post.
For informal enquiries please contact Gillian Boland, Team Manager on 01382 596100 or Wendy Strathearn, Children's Services Manager on 07714 271031
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