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Independent Domestic Violence Adviser

  • Job reference: SD22
  • Location: South West London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Parenting and Domestic Violence Advisor - Lambeth, Brixton

Job Purpose: Our client's Project Workers deliver high-quality, trauma-informed, independent advocacy for women in communities and in prisons, which focuses on early intervention, and holistic provision as part of a 'whole system' multi-agency response that looks to address the root causes of women's offending.

Primary Purpose: The primary purpose of this role is to provide in-depth, ongoing support to a caseload of women in the community.

Duties and key responsibilities

Client Care
* Provide high-quality, trauma-responsive advocacy and support to women in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with the criminal justice system.
* Design, coordinate and deliver 1:1 and group interventions to assist women to achieve their goals.
* Complete safeguarding referrals where appropriate and support women's safety through involving them in the safeguarding process.

Monitoring and Evaluation
* Accurately document all client interaction on Women in Prison's case management database, working in line with Women in Prison's case management policy at all times.

Communication
* Develop and utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with women using our services, colleagues. external organisations, stakeholders and the general public.
* Be responsible for establishing and maintaining professional relationships internally and with other relevant statutory and voluntary sector agencies.
* Participate in the delivery of training for front-line professionals from community and statutory sector groups, in order to improve responses to women affected by the criminal justice system.


This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. Due to the nature of our work it will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions which are not protected under the Act.

This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010.

If this role isn't for you, but you know someone who would be suitable, Service Care Solutions offer a £250 referral bonus!! (T&C's Apply)

For more info, call Sean on 01772208962 or email sean.devlin@servicecare.org.uk