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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

  • Job reference: SD84
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Service Care Solutions are looking for an IDVA to work within Manchester City Council on a temporary basis supporting high risk Domestic Abuse Victims living in Manchester.

This is a fixed term post until March 2021.

After initial training, the candidate will be able to work from home. The hours are 7 hours per day Monday to Friday and are flexible between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Ideally, the candidate will have the Safelives IDVA qualification and /or extensive knowledge and experience of working with victims of Domestic Abuse.

The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the skills detailed on the Role Profile. This will be evidenced in their CV and through an Interface with the IDVA Team Leaders.

Job Details

Reports to: Team Leader

Job Family: People Care & Support (In-direct)

Key Role Descriptors:

The role holder will coordinate and contribute to the provision of a high quality service to support service users and promote their independence ensuring service standards are achieved, maintained and improved.

The role holder will contribute to the positive engagement of service users with support services provided by both statutory and voluntary agencies, ensuring that they are appropriately supported and able to contribute positively to the community.

The role holder will assist with establishing and maintaining partnerships with a range of stakeholders and agencies in line with City Council policies and procedures.

The role of the IDVA service is to provide professional advice, information and support to survivors of intimate partner violence living in the community about the range, effectiveness and suitability of options to improve their safety and that of their children. This advice must be based on a thorough understanding and assessment of risk and its management, where possible as part of a multi-agency risk management strategy or MARAC process.

Must have experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse in order to support victims referred into the MARAC process through the criminal justice system, accessing civil remedies and reducing the risk of repeat victimisation and homelessness.

The advisor's will work within the IDVA service to deliver this function in a variety of ways. These will include face to face, via telephone or other communication methods. The advisor will carry a caseload and provide a duty advice service as required.

The postholder will deal with traumatic and upsetting situations and
circumstances. You will need to show emotional resilience in dealing with
these issues and be able to respond positively to the customer on a day to
day basis

The candidate will need to have an enhanced DBS to apply.

Benefits of Service Care Solutions:

- £250 training allowance.
- DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

For more details and a full Job Description please respond to the advert or contact Sean: sean.devlin@servicecare.org.uk

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet the criteria.