Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

3 days left

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Gloucester
Salary
GBP750 car allowance
Posted
27 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Sep 2019
Sectors
Domestic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
Gloucester
GBP24,259 - GBP25,471 per annum + GBP750 car allowance
Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

About us
Passionate about great places to live, our client develops a range of new homes - for rent, shared ownership, and sale - whilst also providing housing management, care and support, and commercial property services.

They 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.

Our client make a difference to people's lives - and this is something they want to continue doing, for more people, every day, and we have ambitious plans to simplify and modernise their organisation, to become a simply brilliant landlord.

About the role
They are currently seeking an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to give practical, emotional, support to people who are assessed as being at high risk of serious harm through domestic abuse.

In this key role you will work effectively with the wider staff team, and other professionals such as social care, the police and health professionals, in order to reduce the risk for victims. You will also act as the voice of the victim within the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference and give advice/training to other health professionals at the hospital, to be able to recognise domestic abuse and how to respond.

This 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. The team is part of the organisation-wide Supported Housing service and consists of staff employed by the group.

About you
To be successful in this role you must have an IDVA qualification, or Women's Aid occupational standards qualification, or are able to achieve these within the first year of employment.

Experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and in a multi agency environment is essential as is a knowledge of working with B.M.E. clients who are victims of domestic abuse, and experience of working with victims of honour based violence, F.G.M.and forced marriage. Further to this, experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse through the court system is also necessary.

You will have the ability to use email, Microsoft Office and other relevant IT systems, and the ability to speak a second language would be advantageous.

Due to the nature of the role there is a requirement to visit remote sites using your own transport so a full driving licence is essential, as is a flexible approach to working hours.

How to apply
If this sounds like the exciting new challenge you've been waiting for, and you've got the passion, the ideas and the energy, our client would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 6 September 2019

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