Job vacancy – Fortalice – IRIS Advocate Educator

Job Title: IRIS Advocate Educator
Salary/ Rate: £15.03 per hour
Location: Bolton
Closing Date: midnight on Thursday 15th July 2021
Hours: · 35 hours per week

Background Information

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

The organisation has expanded over the past years and now provides a wide range of services for women, families, children and young people within both the Refuge and the Outreach Support Centre. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, confidence and independence to enable women to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation thus moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

IRIS Advocate Educator

Temporary post until March 2022 with the possibility of extension subject to successful funding

35 hours per week

£15.03 per hour

We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated IRIS Advocate Educator to join our highly experienced team. The post will involve various duties to meet the needs of the organisation.

Purpose of the role:

The role of the Advocate Educator is a challenging and busy one where you will need to be proactive in managing your workload. Your role will include providing Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) training to GP surgeries to improve health professionals understanding of domestic abuse, with the aim of increasing the number of referrals made by GP surgeries for domestic abuse support. You will also provide support and advocacy for individuals experiencing domestic abuse who have been referred by the participating GP surgeries. Working as part of a team you will be involved in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating the new IRIS service across Bolton.

Key skills:

· An ability to provide and coordinate advocacy and support to meet the needs of individuals currently experiencing / who have experienced domestic abuse identified via GP practices in accordance with guidance issued by the IRIS National Implementation Team

· In conjunction with GP practices, assist in developing criteria and mechanisms for identifying, recording and referring individuals currently experiencing / who have experienced domestic abuse

· Provide training regarding domestic abuse and violence as prescribed by the IRIS National Implementation Team to GPs and staff at GP practices over the course of 12 months

How to apply and other information

· Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010

· The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation

· A current valid driving licence and the ability to provide a suitable vehicle for work with insurance cover for business use is essential

· To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email [email protected] The closing date for applications to be returned is midnight on Thursday 15th July 2021. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered. If you do not receive a response within five working days from the closing date, then you have not been selected for interview

· Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 19th July 2021

· Please note we do not accept CV’s