Domestic Violence Advocate (IRIS Educator)

7 days left

24360.00 - 26999.00 GBP Annual
29 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Domestic Violence Advocate (IRIS Educator)

Refuge opened the world's first safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Chiswick, West London in 1971. Since then the charity has grown to become the country's largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day, its national network of services supports over 6,500 women and children. Committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, Refuge aims to empower women and children rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.

Position: Domestic Violence Advocate (IRIS Educator)
Location: Warwickshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 08.30am to 20.30pm (Monday to Friday), Saturday 9.00am to 17.00pm
Salary: GBP24,360 to GBP26,999 per annum
Benefits: 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Closing date: 21st February 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

We are recruiting a Domestic Violence Advocate (IRIS Educator) to work with GPs to help them identify and provide effective pathways for patients who are experiencing VAWG and provide training to practice teams across Warwickshire.

The Domestic Violence Advocate (IRIS Educator) will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the model. The role involves working in partnership within a multi-agency framework to deliver services and promote effective joint working to provide early identification, effective interventions and advocacy for women and men experiencing domestic violence. You will provide advice, advocacy and support, in accordance with Refuge's philosophical principles.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a VAWG practitioner with experience of delivering training and an understanding of IRIS (Identification & Referral to Improve Safety). SafeLives desirable.

A car user is essential due to the area covered and the fact that they have to take resources to the GP practices.

Other information:

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Advocator, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Relevant Persons Representative, Charity, Third Sector Advocacy Support, Social Care, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc

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