Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

England, Kent, Sittingbourne
£22000 - £28375 per annum
14 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Salary: £22,000 - £28,375 per annum - dependent on experience

Hours: 36 per week

Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Are you looking to make a difference with a new and exciting challenge?

We're seeking an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to join our team in Kent on a 12 month fixed term basis with the potential to be extended. In a nutshell, you'll provide a high quality frontline service to people at highest risk of domestic abuse using a client-centred personalised approach.

About the role

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 which will enable a dynamic and personal safety plan to meet the individual needs of a client and their family.

You'll advise clients on civil and criminal remedies and their housing rights. You'll support clients through the MARAC process, working closely with the police and other agencies to advocate for your clients' overall wellbeing.

You'll also carry out the following duties:

  • Work with the client to provide a risk led pro-active, short to medium term crisis intervention service through individual safety planning and personal support.

  • Support the empowerment of the client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation, and help them regain control of their lives.

  • Meet client needs and preferences by undertaking support either in person or over the telephone

  • Regularly support those experiencing domestic abuse at local One Stop Shops

  • 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.

About you

To be successful in this role you must 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.

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th April 2021 at midnight

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams, date to be confirmed

For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply'.

You can download the role profile here - IDVA

Application Guidance for Candidates

You must have the ability to travel as you will be expected to attend meetings, meet clients, attend MARAC, One Stop Shops and work from other offices such as the police station and social services offices.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Criminal Record Check Clearance.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.

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