Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
Are you looking to make a difference with a new and exciting challenge?
We're seeking an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to make a mark in the country's largest housing group. You'll provide a high quality frontline service to people at highest risk of domestic abuse using a client-centred personalised approach.
In this role, you'll be responsible for identifying and assessing the risks and needs of domestic abuse victims using an evidence-based risk identification checklist; for example referral to MARAC, installation of home safety measures (Sanctuary) and/or signposting to other agencies.
You'll support clients through the criminal justice and MARAC systems; explaining the processes and the client's rights and responsibilities within these procedures.
You'll carry out the following duties:
- Provide advocacy and information together with emotional and practical support which prioritises the safety of the victim and their children.
- Manage caseloads, responding to new referrals allocated to you within 2 working days.
- Support clients through Child Protection and/or Child in Need processes.
- Remain compliant with and work within Kent and Medway Safeguarding Children's Board policies and procedures, Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board policies and procedures, county Public Protection protocols and Clarion policies and procedures.
- Maintain detailed, precise, confidential written records and data in line with GDPR requirements.
- Support colleagues and partner agencies to provide the best possible service for victims of domestic abuse by helping to raise awareness of domestic abuse and promoting the IDVA service locally.
Applicants for the role need to be a qualified IDVA.
To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children, with previous experience in a similar role.
You'll have comprehensive experience of delivering effective case work, risk and needs assessment and safety and support planning. It's vital you have both practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your extensive skills and experience to really make a difference.
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.
This role is being offered on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract basis.
Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 at midday
Interviews will be held on Friday 13th September 2019 at our scheme in Sittingbourne
For further details on this vacancy please click 'apply'.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult & Child Criminal Record Check Clearance.
Clarion Housing Group
Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.
The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing is the largest social landlord in the country with 360,000 residents.
We have ambitious plans to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years, with a commitment that two thirds of the programme will be affordable housing.
The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people
Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.