Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
Salary - £25,238 - £26,499 (+ £750 Car Allowance) per annum – depending on skills and experience
Contract type – Permanent and Fixed Term (2 years)
Working hours – Full Time
Closing Date – 29 September 2021
Interview Date - TBC
Our client provides over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people, they deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year and have a geographical reach from Newcastle upon Tyne to Salisbury, Wiltshire. They have a staff team of approx. 4,000 people.
Our client’s story is about building better lives. They are committed to building more homes and providing more care and support to more people, whilst still delivering the locally-focused services to the people who need them most.
Everything they do comes back to people – whether that’s providing a good quality, safe home, helping someone to live an independent life, addressing social injustice and equality and everything else in between.
Their vision is to be an organisation where people can enjoy happiness, health and prosperity.
About the role
They are now recruiting for an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to work with all victims of domestic abuse referred by Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference process (MARAC), assessed as being high risk or very high risk and coordinate a multi-agency response that aims to reduce and manage risk.
You will work in partnership with the police and others to establish and refine procedures for referral to IDVA to MARAC. You will maintain focus on managing and reducing risk to victims and their families.
You must be able to manage caseloads and prioritise cases according to the level of risk and also maintain and update records.
Please note that if you are successful in this role, our client will require a DBS check to be completed. Further details will be sent following offer.
It is essential that you are able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the effects of domestic abuse on victims and children and form supportive, professional relationships with customers and enable individuals to identify and pursue their Goals.
You must have strong written and verbal communication and IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
It is essential that you have a full clean driving licence with access to your own vehicle.
In support and recognition of colleagues who will help them deliver their employer strategy, they offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
All individuals who apply are considered on their merits in line with the Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.
Our client is a Disability Confident Employer therefore they actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the ‘essential eligibility criteria’ for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.
If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout the selection processes please let us know.
Closing Date – 15 September 2021
Interview Date - TBC