Independent Domestic Violence Advocate IDVA

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Job Type Permanent
Location Maidstone
Area Kent, England
Sector Domestic Violence - Caseworker (Refuge and/ or Outreach)
Salary £15 - £16 per hour
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 54634_1512406761
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IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

Role: IDVA
Based: Maidstone
Rate: £14 - 17 per hour
Length: 3 months ongoing (temp to perm)
Start date: Immediate

Synopsis of duties:
Working closely with victims of domestic and sexual violence in order to provide a high quality independent advocacy and support service
* Managing a caseload of 30 high risk victims
* Supporting client both over the phone and face to face and providing both crisis management and on going support
* Informing clients on the full range of civil, criminal and practical options that might increase their safety
* Carrying out CAADA DASH Assessments and advising on safety plans and risk minimisation
* Assessing referrals, signposting to additional services and supporting client is finding refuge accommodation
* Making referrals to and attending MARAC and Child Protection conferences
* Carrying out joint working with GPs, Health Visitors, Schools, Solicitors, Counselling Services, Housing, the Police, Probation, Social Services and various Refuge Providers
* Attending Court and advocating on clients behalf and advising clients on all aspects of the criminal justice system
* Assisting clients with witness statements, advising on legal options and signposting to Legal Services
* Signposting client on to Housing, Benefit, Immigration and Legal services
* Accompanying client to Court and supporting them through trial process
Essential Requirements:
Enhanced DBS within the last 12 months
CADDA Qualified

For details on this or any other role please contact Holley Najera on 0207 264 0715 or email

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