Job Vacancy – Manchester City Council – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (Sanctuary)

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (Sanctuary)
Salary/ Rate: Grade 6 £26,511 to £29,577 (Bar at £28,672) per annum
Location: Moss Side
Closing Date: 7th December 2021
Hours: 35 hours per week

Reference: MCC393082/ADU

The role holder will provide a pro-active advice, support and advocacy service to victims of domestic abuse who are at high risk of harm or homicide to keep them and their children safe.

The role holder will provide practical and emotional support to victims and carry out individual safety and support plans appropriate to their needs

Key Role Accountabilities:

  • Prevent homelessness, repeat victimisation and reduce the risk of harm through relevant support specific to victims of Domestic Abuse Provide a comprehensive and timely advice service to victims of domestic abuse, external agencies and professionals delivering information on relevant social welfare law, rights, housing options and support services in the community including an understanding of the Government agenda on tackling domestic abuse and within the context of any relevant legislation.
  • Recognise and respond to safeguarding issues identified in line with Manchester Safeguarding Children and Manchester Safeguarding Adults procedures
  • Respond to all queries from a wide range of people including both internal and external customers, using diagnostic, problem solving and crisis management skills, active listening and verbal communication skills for effective interaction with victims and staff at all levels.
  • Conduct detailed assessments with victims by completing individual safety and support plans and in order to reduce the risk of repeat victimisation
  • Refer to and represent the service and victims at Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences and take an active role in the delivery of a multi agency approach to risk management. Deliver Domestic Abuse training and provide a consultancy service to internal and external agencies as required. 

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

We have a policy on the Employment of Ex Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Greater Manchester Police Vetting process.
Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made.

The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

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Role Profile is available here

Full job details including how to apply are available here (Job reference MCC393082/ADU) –

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