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

Job: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Hours: Full time 35 hours

Salary: £13 per hour

Closing date: Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 12noon.

View the full job vacancy here.

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.

How to apply

To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email Please note we do not accept CV’s.

The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.

Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010.

As this is a community based project and the work will involve travelling to different venues, therefore it is essential to have a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance for work.

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 Refuge, the Outreach Support Centre and our new Children and Young People’s Hub. 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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