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Bristol (On-site) 3.58 miles
£11811.60 - £25663.19 per annum
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for an IDVA supporting adolescent to parent/ children to parent violence in Bristol, for 18.75 hours a week.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?

Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

If yes, then we'd love to hear from you...

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

  • Flexible working options
  • 25 days annual leave FTE plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days FTE plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
  • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
  • Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
  • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
  • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression

About the role:

This role is hybrid working between The Vassall Centre in Bristol and home, with travel around the Avon and Somerset locality to meet with service users.

As the IDVA (APV/CPV) you will:

  • Contact, identify & assess the risks and needs of domestic abuse victims
  • Manage a caseload of victims of domestic abuse
  • Provide advice, information and advocacy
  • Develop individual safety plans, explore personal safety, legal and civil options, housing, child contact, health and finance and support for all clients and assist where required through the criminal justice system.
  • Support the empowerment of the victim and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation
  • Work with local agencies and partners whose services victims may require, such as housing, social services and health providers. Attend the MARAC meetings when required
  • Understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, including the policy and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Board.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential case management records and contribute to monitoring information for the service.

You will need:

- An excellent and thorough understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims and children and the legal and practical remedies available to these clients.

- An understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

- Experience of direct service delivery to victims of domestic abuse or other vulnerable people.

- Experience of working within a multi-agency and legislative framework.

- Strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.

- Excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details

About us:

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital
force for change.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.

We looking forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

More about Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

... Read more

Posted on: 16 August 2022
Closing date: 13 September 2022 at 12:58
Job ref: 4389
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker