Job Vacancy – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – Victims Support

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Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £26010.00 – £28050.00 per annum

About the role: 

As an IDVA you will be:

  • Providing a pro-active, high quality, frontline service to victims of domestic violence and abuse through on-going risk assessment, individual safety planning, advocacy, emotional and practical support.
  • Working with victims of domestic abuse to assist them in accessing services to keep them and their family safe. 
  • Developing individual safety plans to meet client’s needs as identified in the needs and risk assessment.  
  • Providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information to victims including exploration of legal and civil options, housing, health and finance and support clients through the criminal justice system.
  • Supporting the empowerment of the client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation. 
  • Working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse to keep safety central to all services for victims of domestic abuse.

You will need:

  • A good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children.
  • To understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
  • Experience of managing a complex caseload, able to prioritise work and deal with competing demands demonstrating an organised and methodical approach to work.
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency and legislative framework have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations. 

 Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

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