Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Work Relief
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Work Relief Charity Recruitment is proud to be working with a local charity specialising in providing emotional and practical support to those affected by domestic abuse.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced Domestic Abuse Support Worker (IDVA) with a remit to provide advocacy and support services to those experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Domestic Abuse Support Worker / IDVA

Southend on Sea, Essex

£22,000 - £24,500 depending on experience (possibly slightly higher for an accredited and practising IDVA)

Annual leave starting at 25 days per annum

Full Time, Permanent

This is an independent domestic violence (IDVA) practitioner / support worker position where the successful candidate will manage a number of cases across the geographical area with duties including:

  • Provide a high quality and pro-active service to those effected by of domestic violence / domestic abuse
  • To work within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse
  • Work with survivors and agencies to monitor the care pathways
  • Identify and assess the risks and needs of clients using an evidence-based risk identification checklist
  • Work with those affected by domestic abuse to help them access services to keep them and their children safe
  • Advocate for high risk clients with agencies who can help to address the domestic abuse participate in local one stop shop for victims of domestic violence providing direct support, advice, information and advocacy

This is a role within the charity which will inevitably lead to the successful candidate carving a career within this organisation and charity sector.

We see this as an ideal role for a candidate with direct experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse / domestic violence such as a caseworker / IDVA / support worker / outreach worker / community worker / support worker or anyone who has a proven track record in a domestic violence support service in a social, community or charitable setting.

Suitable candidates will have:

  • Experience of working with and supporting high risk survivors of domestic violence in either a community work or advice work setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people who have experienced domestic violence
  • Proven experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience in advocacy work and representing the needs and views of victims of domestic abuse at meetings such as MARAC, case conferences and meetings with agencies
  • Knowledge of the working practices of all statutory agencies
  • Full drivers licence, own vehicle and current a DBS are extremely desirable although not essential

To apply, please email a copy of your up to date CV. Suitable candidates will be asked to complete an application form.

Closing date for application forms is 8:00am, Monday 8th August 2017.

Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.