Salary: £24,675 - £31,659 per annum (salary subject to review and dependent on experience)
Hours: 36 per week - working Monday to Friday
Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2025
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two additional Independent Domestic Violence Advisors to join Clarion's IDVA team on a fixed term contract until the end of March 2025.
If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and relish being an integral member of a close-knit team, supporting colleagues to deliver improved outcomes for individuals and families in Kent we want to hear from you. Our IDVA's are crucial to the delivery of high-quality service to the victims of domestic abuse. You will need to be a great team player and used to responding quickly to risk and the needs of service users.
A formal qualification such as IDVA is preferable or a willingness to undertake IDVA training. You'll have the opportunity to continue your learning to develop your skills as an IDVA.
Main responsibilities include:
- Managing a caseload of victims and their children affected by domestic violence. Including accurate recordings of interaction with clients and partner agencies.
- Increase the safety of victims of domestic violence and their children by risk identification and management.
- Develop individual safety plans to meet the client's needs and in conjunction with the client as indicated by the risk assessment.
- Actively participate in the MARAC process, ensuring current risk has been identified and client's wishes are taken forward.
- Advise and support clients with regard to protective orders.
- Build, maintain and develop strong relationships with partner agencies.
- To be a strong team member willing to support colleagues in the delivery of the service.
- Support in the delivery of recovery programmes, training and other initiatives.
- Attend One Stop Shops, Vulnerability Panels and DA forums.
You'll have a sound knowledge of current legislation both criminal and civil relating to domestic abuse including data protection and confidentiality. We're looking for people with a good understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on adults and children, including how to use legislation and best practice to safeguard them. Experience of adopting a trauma informed approach is essential to your client work.
There is an expectation to engage in continued learning to develop your skills.
What you'll get in return
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 healthcare options, dental insurance, restaurant card and cycle to work along with 1% of your salary to spend on whichever approved benefit you like!
- Matched pension contributions of up to 7.5% of your salary with generous life assurance
- Flexible and agile working for the majority of our employees
- Company Bonus Scheme
- Holiday trading scheme allowing you to buy and sell 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, paternity and adoption leave, and compassionate leave.
Closing Date: Tuesday 12th December 2023 at midnight.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 21st December 2023.
For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply' or visit our website.
Applicants must be able to travel across North and South Kent as required.
You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship. You are required to reside in the UK for the duration of your employment.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult & Child plus ABL & CBL Criminal Record Check.
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.