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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate IDVA

£15 - £16 per hour
Start Date: October 2019
Apply2019-10-07 10:18:382020-02-09Resourcing Group Futures

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate IDVA

Date posted: October 7, 2019
£15 - £16 per hour
Cheshire, England
Job description

Cheshire based IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) required for an immediate start

Role: IDVA

Based: Cheshire

Rate: £14-16 per hour (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Qualification: Safe Lives or DAPA qualification is highly desirable

Length: 3 months (potential that this role with turn into a permanent opportunity)

Hours: 37 hours

Start date: Immediate

Resourcing Group is currently recruiting for a specialist Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Provider in Cheshire.

We are looking for an experienced (and ideally qualified) Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to join a large and experienced team.

Our client is a leading light within the sector and has won awards and gained recognition relating to their specialist work supporting vulnerable men and women fleeing abuse. You will be working with high risk victims and advocating and empowering them to decide their next path.

Synopsis of duties:

  • Working closely with high risk victims of domestic and sexual violence in order to provide a high quality independent advocacy and support service
  • Managing a caseload of 20 - 30 high risk victims
  • Working out of the Police Station and supporting client both over the phone and face to face and providing both crisis management and on going support
  • Providing safety and exit planning and working with clients to reduce their risk and to enable them to understand how to improve their/ their children's safety moving forward
  • Informing clients on the full range of civil, criminal and practical options that might increase their safety
  • Carrying out CAADA DASH Assessments and completing comprehensive risk and needs assessments
  • 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

Essential Requirements:

The successful candidate will need to have extensive experience of supporting and advocating on behalf of high risk Domestic Violence victims and will ideally hold either a Safe Lives or DAPA qualification.

For details on this or any other role please contact Ria Hjelm-Smith on 0161 413 5771 or email

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 514585_1570439917

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