Job Vacancy – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – Fortalice

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Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Contract Type: Temporary contract until March 2025

Hours: 35 hours

Pay: £13 per hours

Do you have a resilient and empathic personality and a genuine passion for supporting people? We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a full time IDVA to join our highly experienced team. If you have experience of supporting individuals with complex needs from a trauma informed perspective, then Fortalice wants to hear from you!

Purpose of the role:

To provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to victims and advocating on their behalf. To reduce/minimise the risk of further abuse. To work within a multi-agency framework and also provide guidance and support to other professionals in responses to domestic abuse.

The post will involve various duties to meet the needs of the organisation and will be based over 2 sites, including working with partner agencies at a site in the community.

Key skills:

  • Hold a SafeLives IDVA training certificate or have relevant experience in working with victims of domestic abuse.
  • Have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children.
  • Have a thorough understanding and knowledge of domestic abuse service provision in Bolton to be able to offer support and appropriate sign posting to domestic abuse victims.
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
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