Job Vacancy – Adults’ Services – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Job Title: Adults’ Services
Salary/ Rate: £28,900 – £32,020
Location: Bold St, Moss Side, Manchester M16 7AG
Closing Date: 20th April 2023
Hours:  Hours: 35 Hours per week                                                                Contract Type Permanent Additional Payments: Casual Car User Designation (not essential)

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About The Role

Medical Clearance – Pre-placement health assessment (PPHA)  

Car Documentation- This post is a designated Casual Car User. Therefore, you must always hold a full valid driving licence and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Casual Car User Allowance. 

 DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance – this 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.  

 We have an exciting opportunity for two permanent Independent Domestic Violence Advisers to join the Manchester City Council Team, working for 35 hours a week. 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.

About the Candidate

The post holder must have experience of working with survivors of Domestic Abuse in order to support victims referred into the MARAC process through the criminal justice system, access civil remedies and reduce the risk of repeat victimisation and homelessness.

The postholder will deal with traumatic and upsetting situations and circumstances. You will need to show emotional resilience in dealing with these issues and be able to respond positively to the customer on a day-to-day basis.

Completion of SafeLives training or equivalent or willingness to attend SafeLives training

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that’s fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

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