Job Vacancy – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – Fortalice

Job title: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Hours: Full time and part time options available

Salary: £13 – £14.30 per hour dependent on role agreed

Closing date: Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 12 noon.

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, which may include MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse.

We particularly encourage applications from those who have experience of working with the BAME community and have specialist knowledge to overcome language, cultural and faith barriers thus maximising engagement with all Fortalice domestic abuse support services on offer.

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.

Job enquiries can be sent to:

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About Fortalice

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

The project has expanded over the years and now provides a diverse range of services for adults, families, children and young people within both Refuge and Outreach Support Centre.

The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, developing news skills, confidence and independence to enable victims to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation, this moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

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