IRIS Educator

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Location
Warwickshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
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00314074
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Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
IRIS Educator 

A fantastic opportunity to work for a national charity. 

Our client is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day they support over 5,000 women, children and men in their national network of services. They advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. They run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and they are an accredited training provider. They give a voice to the voiceless. 

Position: IRIS Educator 
Location: Warwickshire 
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday to cover the hours between 8:30am-8:30pm 
Salary: £Competitive 

Closing Date: 10/06/2017 
Interview Date: TBC 

About the Role: 

The IRIS Educator will train and provide ongoing support to GP practices to enable primary care staff to be able effectively talk to their patients about domestic violence, provide early identification and offer appropriate care pathways for female and male victims of domestic violence aged 16 years and over. The post holder will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the model. 

The role involves working in partnership within a multi-agency framework to deliver services and promote effective joint working to provide early identification, effective interventions and advocacy for women and men experiencing domestic violence. The post holder will provide advice, advocacy and support, in accordance with the client's philosophical principles. 

About You: 

The ideal candidate will have good standard of general education, a relevant degree or CAADA qualification would also be desirable. You will have experience of developing, delivering and evaluating training and significant proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of gender based violence. You will also have experience of identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of gender based violence and experience of providing, non-judgemental, non-directive and confidential support to women and of encouraging women to take control of their lives and set realistic objectives and goals. 

Working knowledge of the legal system as it relates to victims of gender-based violence and an up to date knowledge of criminal and civil legislation relating to gender-based violence is essential. You must also have knowledge of gender-based violence and its impact upon survivors and children and an understanding of multi-agency partnership structures, including the MARAC, in responding to gender based violence. 

Additionally you will have knowledge of Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) and an understanding of issues relating to the safeguarding of children. A working knowledge of the legal system as it relates to survivors of gender based violence and an up to date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to gender based violence is also essential. You will also have evidence of the ability to speak up and present well-structured cases in settings such as criminal and civil proceedings. 

You will also have demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook, access), and to collect and analyse statistics. Ideally you will have experience of working in a residential setting/women’s advice centre or other relevant agency, experience of attending court in a professional capacity would also be beneficial. It is also desirable that you have up to date knowledge of the structure of primary care services within the NHS and a working knowledge of the HARKS medical record prompt system. 

You may have experience of the following: IRIS Educator, Refuge Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Case Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Proactive Educator, Project Management, Training Manager etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.