Independent Domestic Violence Advisor x2

England, Kent, Sittingbourne
£21675 - £28659 per annum
14 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

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

We're seeking two Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) to join our teams in North and South Kent on a 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.

What you'll be doing

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.

What we're looking for

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.

What you can expect from us

Here at Clarion we're dedicated to rewarding hard work and commitment and providing benefits that support you and your lifestyle. As standard we offer;-

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates

  • Initial 25 Days annual leave (plus bank holiday), increasing to 30 days after 3 years' service.

  • A flexible benefit scheme tailored to you, inclusive of dental insurance, restaurant card, cycle to work; we also give you 1% of your salary to spend on whichever approved benefit you like!

  • Matched pension contributions of up to 7.5%

  • Flexible and agile working for the majority of our employees.

Other perks

  • Company Bonus Scheme

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Holiday trading scheme allowing you to buy and sell leave

  • Free counselling and legal advice scheme for you and your family

  • Interest free loans for season ticket and study leave

Our commitment to equality and diversity means that we are keen to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, including but not limited to part-time working and job share, enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave, and compassionate leave.

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: Monday 28th June 2021 at midnight

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

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

You must have the ability to travel across North and South Kent and 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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