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Duties and Responsibilities
To deliver training to health care professionals about DVA in participating general
To promote awareness of the experiences and needs of women living with or escaping
DVA, particularly in relation to their health
To develop a good relationship with all general practice staff and work effectively as part
of the practice team. This includes:
o provision of systematic support to the primary care teams of participating general
practices, including meeting with individuals and small groups of clinical and
o Working closely with practice champions in each practice
o Attending relevant meetings
To further develop effective assessment and monitoring procedures and ensure that
clear accurate records are kept and maintained
To review number of advocate referrals made by clinicians in participating general
To feedback on the use of the electronic template linked to the project (HARKS) and
provide patient feedback and case updates /outcomes
Advocacy and support service
To provide support to women experiencing DVA referred or signposted by primary health
care clinicians from participating practices
To provide direct casework support, advice, information and advocacy to women
experiencing DVA through telephone contact, and/or meetings at the relevant practice
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To work with women experiencing DVA to increase their personal safety (and that of any
children) and inform them of their rights and options in terms of housing, legal and
To develop good working relationships and liaise with outside agencies when needed.
This will include referral to colleagues within the specialist agency, to other specialist
DVA services or other external agencies when appropriate
To keep accurate records of all work done with or on behalf of clients and produce
written reports as requested, including a monthly report of referrals from clinicians
participating in the IRIS programme and the take up of these referrals advocacy
including outputs and patient outcomes
To contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Administration and Monitoring
To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems
To keep accurate records of financial transitions in line with BSWA’s procedures
To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date
To monitor and evaluate the service, via various methods including feedback from
To contribute where appropriate to the preparation of returns for funders
To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the
welfare and security of the staff, volunteers and service users by:
o Maintaining BSWA communication records
o Following safety procedures
o Attending team meetings
To attend in-house training
To attend support and supervision sessions with your line manager
To develop a professional working relationship with external agencies
To be involved in the Annual Review process
To participate in multi agency work, including delivery of training and awareness
sessions, as agreed with your line manager
To promote awareness of BSWA services and the impact of domestic violence on
women and children
To identify and attend training relevant to the post in agreement with your line manager
To participate in the development and annual appraisal of a personal individual
development plan with the line manager
To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the
values and ethos of BSWA
To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory
practice and offer an equal service to all women, children and young people regardless
of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation
To maintain the confidentiality of women and children using the service and in all matters
relating to the organisation
To work within BSWA and local multi-agency safeguarding procedures.
To maintain an awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence on a national and
To ensure the efficient use of resources at all times
To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise incidentally, develop,
or be assigned commensurate with the post
Domestic Abuse needs to stop. Help us make it happen.
Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service is an exciting and innovative project, delivering a range of domestic abuse services across Devon. Join us at a time of growth and development to support victims and children and help perpetrators change their behaviour.
Splitz recognises the importance of the well-being of our staff and all post holders are provided with independent clinical supervision alongside supervision and case management. We offer 25 days annual leave in addition all bank holidays (FTE) and the opportunity for some working from home. We are proud to be an all-inclusive service, supporting victims regardless of: age, gender, sexuality, or relationship status. We welcome applications from all of our community
Funded by the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, we are looking to recruit a confident and committed practitioner to join our Devon service, supporting our domestic abuse and sexual violence service within GP practices across North Devon.
IRIS is an exciting programme aimed at improving the health care response to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
As part of a team of three Advocate Educators in Devon, this role will provide on-going support for female patients affected by DVA (domestic violence and abuse) and SV (sexual violence). The role also provides training and advice for health care professionals.
Experience in a support or care role would be an advantage. The successful candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence and show an aptitude for supporting people. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
POST: IRIS Advocate Educator (DVA and
HOURS: 28 hrs per week (may consider a job share)
TENURE: Contract until 31st March 2023
Floating Support Worker x 2
Location: Tower Hamlets
Salary: £26,000-27,500 unqualified and £27,500-30,000 qualified pro rata per anum
Contract: Fixed Term 1 year
Vacancy Reference: S144
Closing Date: 04/07/2022
Interview Date: 11/07/2022
Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Service
Tower Hamlets Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) provides advice and support to people aged 16+ in Tower Hamlets who are currently experiencing domestic abuse. Tower Hamlets SASS is a team made up of core IDVAs, a Duty IDVA, Department for Work and Pensions IDVA, Housing IDVA, Housing Floating Support Worker, Mental Health Domestic Abuse Caseworkers and IRIS Advocate Educators.
About the Role
We are looking for two Floating Support Workers to join our dynamic team in Tower Hamlets, working with people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with external agencies in particular Housing Options.
As the FSW you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and support planning with survivors and advocate on their behalf with external agencies. You will be proactive in working alongside external agencies and helping them in their understanding of domestic abuse and supporting survivors.
You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors and a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.
You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working as a caseworker or similar position with this or a similar client group.
Ideal candidates will:
- Ability to work independently
- Understanding of the dynamics and impacts of DA
- Knowledge of the legal and systemic framework for supporting DA survivors
- VAWG sector experience
- Ability to work collaboratively and empathetically with survivors, sector partners, statutory and voluntary agencies to build effective, boundaried relationships
- Thorough understanding of safeguarding
- Ability to pay attention to detail
- Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
- Expectation that all candidates will be non-judgmental and inclusive in their practice
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
Please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to us by the closing date. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.
We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.
Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us if you require any additional support to apply for this role.
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