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Senior IDVA – Domestic Abuse – Female Applicants Only

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
HA3 3DH, Harrow, London (Greater)
£28,296 per annum to £29,088 per annum after 1 year and successful probation
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Housing / neighbourhood management, Social Care, Supported / sheltered housing
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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About the Service/Department

Harrow Domestic Abuse Services delivers an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy service and Safety Planning across the London Borough of Harrow. A welcoming team constructed of a Police IDVA, Community IDVA , Safety Planner within Social Service and Floating Support Worker provide highly efficient support to High and Medium Risk Service Users who have been affected by Domestic Abuse.

About the role

  • To be co-located within Children Services at Harrow Council, with the aim of supporting families experiencing domestic abuse, including children and young people and instilling best practice
  • To provide emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic abuse and other gender-based violence
  • To establish the risks to survivors using DASH-RIC and other tools and methods, to safety and support plan jointly with the service users , working directly with all key partner agencies, including MARAC process
  • To develop, and regularly review survivor-centred support plans to address individual support needs relating to domestic abuse , including legal remedies available to the survivors of domestic abuse and other gender based violence, and their children

About you

  • Excellent knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse and other gender-based violence on survivors and their children.
  • Experience of risk assessing, safety and support planning for the survivors of domestic and other gender-based violence.
  • Experience of providing emotional and practical support, including legal remedies available to the survivors of domestic abuse and other gender -based violence.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with survivors to support their achievement of their best outcomes
  • Experience of promoting and developing survivors’ involvement by utilising opportunities for co-production.
  • Knowledge and experience of participating in the MARAC process
  • Ability to develop and cultivate strong multi-agency links to achieve a co-ordinated community response
  • Schedule 9 (1a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position – (Only Female applicants please).

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance 
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities 
  • Hestia Rewards 
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools 
  • Other benefits
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We 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.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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