Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Senior Practitioner

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Senior Practitioner

  • Full Time
  • Salary: £26,000 per annum
  • Closing date: Monday May 10th, 2021 12:00pm
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 Location: Southside, Meade House, Wedgwood Road, Bath, BA2 1QN

 Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Senior Practitioner

 The post holder must be female. Section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (1979) applies.

 Salary: £26,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

 Closing date: 12pm, Monday 10th May 2021

 At Southside we focus our work on children, families and individuals with multiple and complex difficulties.

 We’re here to help people get the care and support they need, so they enjoy the safety, experiences and opportunities they deserve.

 Southside was established as an independent charity in 1997, but our roots go back as far as 1984.

 Our team of paid and voluntary workers has grown steadily, building a strong reputation for expertise in family work and domestic abuse support.

 Through this success, our innovative, flexible and responsive services are now available to children, families and individuals across Bath and North East Somerset (BANES).

 We are now looking to recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Senior Practitioner. The worker will provide support, advice and advocacy to victims/ survivors experiencing domestic abuse and who may also be experiencing a combination of other complex issues namely substance misuse and mental ill-health. They will assess the risk a victim/ survivor is in, deliver a service appropriate to the level of risk and need and work proactively within a multi-agency setting to ensure all agencies do their part. The worker will also deputise for the Domestic Abuse Services Manager, provide supervisory support to other team members as and when required and work alongside Southside’s Management team to develop and establish an integrated approach to working with family violence between the Family Support and Domestic Abuse services at Southside.

The successful applicant will be a Qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) accredited by Safelives and have over 2 years experience as a domestic abuse worker or be a professional with a social care background.

 The successful candidate will work at all times within the policies, procedures and ethos of Southside. Specifically the worker will:

 – ensure all duties and responsibilities are carried out in a manner which promotes equality and values diversity.

 – follow Southside’s Information Governance policies and procedures as defined by the NHS Toolkit.

 – abide by Southside’s Confidentiality Policy at all times.

 For further information on the post and an application pack please email or telephone 01225 331 243.

 Southside are fully committed to protecting, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to endorse this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure and two references will be requested, followed up in writing and verified by telephone.