IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) HEST73543

Location
Ealing, London (Greater)
Salary
non-qualified: £24,408 per year, rising to £25,104 after 1 year (qualified: £26,568 per annum)
Posted
21 Feb 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Ref
HEST73543
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity to work with substance misuse professionals whilst supporting women around domestic abuse!

Women’s Wellness Zone, part of CGL an agency specializing in substance misuse. Our client and Women’s Wellness Zone are working in partnership to bring together their specialisms around Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse in order to provide a holistic support package to women seeking support with both. Based in Ealing you will be running domestic abuse awareness groups and attending multi agency meetings to reduce risks.

They offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.

They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience. Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female applicants Please).

Person specification:

  • Experience of providing advice and support to women experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Experience of providing casework support to vulnerable clients, including crisis management, and risk assessment.
  • Demonstrates awareness of safe practice when lone working.
  • Knowledge and experience of providing a co-ordinated service with statutory and voluntary services available for the client group.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, prioritise and organise work load.
  • Ability to support clients effectively in crisis.
  • Demonstrates empathy, effective listening and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates an ability to provide information about rights, offer impartial advice and effectively advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing date:21 March 2019

Interview date: As and when

Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. They are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising and are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.