Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (HIDVA)

Greensquare Group
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£24,865 - £26,107 (+ £750 Car Allowance) per annum – depending on skills
08 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (HIDVA)
£24,865  - £26,107  (+ £750 Car Allowance) per annum – depending on skills  
Contract type – Permanent 
Working hours – Full Time

About us
Passionate about great places to live, GreenSquare Group develops a range of new homes – for rent, shared ownership, and sale – while also providing housing management, care and support, and commercial property services.
We increase the opportunities for people to thrive by giving them access to great homes and services to match. This supports the creation of strong and vibrant communities.
GreenSquare makes a difference to people’s lives – and this is something we want to continue doing, for more people, every day, and we have ambitious plans to simplify and modernise our organisation, to become a simply brilliant landlord.

About the role 
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (HIDVA) to join us on a full time permanent basis. 

The role is part of the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service which, in addition to support services, operates a Helpline and manages Places of Safety properties.

You will be required to give practical, emotional, support to people who are victims of domestic abuse who are using the A&E department at Gloucester Royal hospital. This will involve working unsocial hours.

You will work effectively with the wider staff team, other professionals such as social care, the police and health professionals in order to reduce the risk for victims and act as the voice of the victim within the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

You must also give advice/training to other health professionals at the hospital to be able to recognise domestic abuse and how to respond.

Please note that if you are successful in this role, we will require a DBS check to be completed. Further details will be sent following offer. 

About you 
It is essential that you have an IDVA qualification or Women’s Aid occupational standards qualification.

You must have experience of working with victims of domestic abuse as well as working in a multi-agency environment.

You will also have experience of working with B.M.E. clients who are victims of domestic abuse. You must have an understanding of legal remedies for victims of domestic abuse and be able to advocate on behalf of a client.

It is essential that you have a willing and flexible approach and be able to work as part of a team or alone. You must also be able to work unsocial hours and be willing to undertake further training as and when required. 

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). 

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquare are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquare are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the ‘essential eligibility criteria’ for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.