Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Part Time) Mendip in Helwith Bridge - The YOU Trust

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Helwith Bridge, England
Job Type
Part Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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*Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)*
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*Location: Somerset*
*Salary: £28, 850 pro rata Part Time – 26 hours per week*
*Contract Type: Permanent*
*Essential Criteria: *
* Relevant qualification or equivalent to Diploma/Degree/NVQ 5 *or* equivalent work level experience
* Nationally recognised IDVA qualification or willingness to commence/complete IDVA training within a year of appointment Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends
* Ability to work flexibility and deliver a 24/7 on call service with others
* Ability to work across the contract area and travel across the YOU area for training and meeting purposes
* Car driver with use of car and car insurance for work purposes
*The Role: *
The role of the IDVA is to work closely with people who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse and assessed as high/medium risk and where targeted and specialist support is required. All IDVA’s provide high quality advocacy and support, identifying other members of the family and children, who may be also be at risk. The role involves multi-agency working and engaging with local partners and receiving referrals from and attending/preparing reports for court and other meetings such the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and other victim focused meetings. You will provide one to one sessions, be part of a training team, write and deliver recovery group work and work in close partnerships to build sustainable relationships in our communities.
*About you: *
The ideal IDVA will have:
* Experience of effective multi-agency and partnership working
* Experience of person-centred service delivery and enabling client involvement
* Knowledge of best practice in relation to domestic violence and abuse in refuge and community based settings
* Knowledge of the function of the MARAC
* Experience of undertaking DASH RIC
* Knowledge of Homelessness legislation and prevention and housing law
* Knowledge of welfare benefits including no recourse to public funds
* Knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusion
* Knowledge of local, regional and national domestic violence and abuse agencies
* Knowledge of trauma informed practice and how it relates to domestic abuse
* Ability to effectively manage and prioritise own case load
* Ability to develop and present well-structured cases in settings such as MARAC and criminal and civil proceedings
* Ability to self-reflect and develop and improve practice through training and review
* Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends
* Ability to work flexibility and deliver a 24/7 on call service with others
* Ability to work
*The Service: *
Paragon (part of the You Trust) is the Hidden Violence and Abuse Service covering Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This innovative and exciting service works with victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual crime and children and young people. Our services aim to support the whole family where we are able.
The service offers a variety of support and interventions including outreach, refuge, target hardening, court support, and recovery groups.
*Client Wishes: *
* A person who is able to offer emotional support and someone to talk to
* I would like someone who is willing to listen to me and spend time talking to me
* I would like someone who can give me information and advice, can do the job properly and know what they are talking about
* I would like someone who is supportive of my decisions
* I would like someone who is warm, friendly, approachable and fun but will always be good at their job and help me
*Our Benefits: *
If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:
* Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time, including a higher mileage rate for car sharing.
* Enhanced annual leave entitlements, with the opportunity to buy and sell holiday.
* Matched pension scheme contributions, plus Death in Service Benefit and salary sacrifice options.
* Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.
* Excellent and professionally certified training, as well as access to fully-funded apprenticeship programmes.
* Real opportunities to develop in your profession.
* Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
* Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day!
* Access to discounts across lots of your favourite stores and online shopping sites, as well as discounted bus travel on the First bus network.
* A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility.
* The chance to work with amazing people.
*What Next?*
If this sounds like your ideal role we’re keen to hear from you as soon as possible, so don’t delay, Apply today! If you are successfully screened you will then be invited for an assessment and interview.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £18,753.00 per year
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability
* Driving Licence (preferred)
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* United Kingdom (required)


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