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Dudley Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Domestic Abuse

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Opportunity Overview

We are looking for a qualified/unqualified IDVA (training may be provided for the right candidate) to join our dynamic team.
We are looking for someone with experience of supporting victims/survivors of domestic abuse, managing a caseload and understanding the principles of safeguarding children and adults. The post holder will have a good understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how this can affect victims.

Date posted: 12/08/22

Job Title: Dudley Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Position available: 3 full-time position (37.5 hours- part-time will be considered for this role)

Salary: £24,310.04 (unqualified)/ £26,430.04 (qualified)

Closing date: 02 September 2022 however, BCWA reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

 

Is this you?

We are looking for a qualified/unqualified IDVA (training may be provided for the right candidate) to join our dynamic team.

We are looking for someone with experience of supporting victims/survivors of domestic abuse, managing a caseload and understanding the principles of safeguarding children and adults. The post holder will have a good understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how this can affect victims.

 

The Role:

Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) provide a high quality frontline domestic abuse support service to those at high risk of harm. As an IDVA, you will support victims of domestic abuse to assess level of risk, inform victims of their options and develop tailored safety plans to protect the victim and their children. You will work within a multi-agency framework to advocate for the victim, including responding and reporting to Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) on behalf of the victim.

The role also supports the empowerment of victims/survivors, assisting them to recognise the dynamics of domestic abuse present in their own situation through one to one support and group work, to help them regain control of their lives.

If you are self-driven, compassionate and hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

An application pack can be found below:

JD Template 2021 v1 Dudley IDVA Aug22,

Application form

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Please complete an application pack and return to recruitment@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk if you are interested in applying for this position.

CVs will not be accepted.

 

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. The post holder must be female.

 

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

 

Right to work in the UK

Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally. To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We therefore ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK. A copy of these will be taken. Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidates documents will be destroyed confidentially. You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.

References

Following your interview, two employment references will be sought. One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

  • a professional from your centre of study, for instance a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
  • GP or health visitor
  • a character reference from a person who knows you
  • a civil servant from a government agency
  • a bank manager

DBS

All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.

COVID-19

BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.

Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.

Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.