Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support

Employer
Advance Charity
Location
Hammersmith
Salary
£29,000 - £31,500 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Function
Senior Management
Sector
Housing & Homelessness
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support
Hammersmith, London

About Us

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning, and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.

We’re currently looking for a Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week.

Benefits

- Salary of £29,000 - £31,500 per annum - we will consider a starting salary at the top end of the scale for exceptional candidates
- 30 days’ holiday plus public holidays and a day off for International Women’s Day
- Pension scheme
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to our Wellness platform
- Perk Box
- Organisation wide away days
- Enhanced maternity benefits (full pay) up to 12 weeks

If you have experience supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse as well as line management experience, this is an amazing opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to support one of our vital projects.

This is an exciting role that will enable us to expand and build on our established housing support service, therefore, you will play an essential role in making a positive difference to the lives of so many women.

So, if you want to join a collaborative team that is dedicated to helping domestic abuse survivors, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support, you’ll provide support to women who have experienced domestic violence, focusing on individuals with housing or tenancy issues.

Advocating and supporting each woman efficiently and empathically, you will liaise with providers and stakeholders to ensure accommodation needs are met.

You will establish positive, proactive, and innovative working relationships with housing services and partner agencies to co-ordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Working with clients, you will support them to maintain their tenancies and prevent homelessness.

Additionally, while you will hold your own caseload, you will also line manage three Floating Support Workers, providing them with necessary supervision and day-to-day support.

About You

To be considered as a Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support, you will need:

- Experience of supporting and advocating for women who have experienced domestic abuse
- Experience of supporting and line-managing frontline workers
- Experience with complex and multiple needs
- Risk management and safety planning skills
- The ability to handle sensitive information appropriately

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are keen to launch this exciting project at the earliest opportunity. We will therefore review all applications as they arrive and may offer interviews to exceptional candidates prior to the closing date.

The closing date for applications is 29th May 2022.

Please note, any offer of employment will be made subject to references and confirmation of the right to work in the UK.

Other organisations may call this role Lead Domestic Violence Support Worker, Domestic Abuse Support Worker Team Lead, Support Work Lead, Social Care Manager, or Housing Support Manager.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community.

So, if you want to make a real difference as a Senior IDVA Housing Floating Support, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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