Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£23,086 - £24,240 per annum + £750 car allowance
06 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
£23,086 - £24,240 per annum + £750 car allowance
37 hours per week, permanent

Our client currently has an exciting opportunity for an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to work alongside their team in Gloucester.

Reducing the risk for victims of domestic abuse you will give practical and emotional support. Empathic in your approach you will provide a rapid responsive support service with a high quality of customer care and work effectively with the wider staff team.

Carrying out specific tasks relating to the support plan you will encourage customers to become actively involved in the development of the service we provide. You will also provide support on the helpline to victims of domestic abuse and assess risks by carrying out risk assessments in line with procedure.  

Essentially the successful candidate will have an IDVA qualification or be willing to achieve one within six months. A good standard of general education as well as the ability to use email, Microsoft Office and other relevant IT systems is necessary. Specifically you are required to have experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and B.M.E clients who are also victims of domestic abuse. Knowledge of working with victims of honour based violence, F.G.M, forced marriage and also experience of working directly with customers in a challenging environment is important. You will also have an understanding of the supporting victims of domestic abuse through the court system and legal remedies. They are seeking a confident and self sufficient individual to fill this key role.

You will also be required to visit remote sites using your own transport.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Our client is a housing group.

Closing date: Friday 21 October 2016 @ Midday
Interview date: Thursday 3 November 2015