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Housing IDVA

Advance Charity
£28,000 - £30,500 per annum dependent on experience
Closing date
29 May 2022
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Housing IDVA
Westminster, Hammersmith, Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 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 three Housing IDVAs to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £28,000 - £30,500 per annum dependent on experience, 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 working with female survivors of domestic violence, supporting women with housing needs and working within safeguarding procedures, this is your opportunity to make a difference by joining our award-winning organisation.

You will play a vital role in the support of one of our key projects, joining a passionate team and helping us to make a positive difference in the lives of women who have experienced domestic violence.

So, if you want to use your knowledge and experience to help women live their lives free of violence, we want to hear from you.

The Role

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

Working in our fast-paced crisis intervention, advocacy and support service, you’ll ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process.

In this part advocacy, part training and project work role, you will have your own caseload of survivors and will focus on working with those aged 18 and over who access our domestic abuse service.

Additionally, you will:

- Establish proactive working relationships with housing services and partner agencies
- Advise women of their rights and options for seeking help and support from other agencies
- Work as an advocate to raise awareness and upskill professionals

About You

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

- Experience of directly working with female survivors of domestic violence, supporting women with housing needs and working within safeguarding procedures
- Experience as a domestic violence advocate
- Experience of working with people with complex and multiple needs
- Risk management and safety planning skills
- The ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
- An excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children
- An understanding of best practices within the domestic abuse and housing sectors

In-depth knowledge of housing options for women experiencing domestic abuse would be beneficial to your application.

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

Please note, we will 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 Domestic Violence Support Worker, Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Social Care Worker, Social Care Co-ordinator, or Housing Support Worker.

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’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference as a Housing IDVA, 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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