Wembley, Greater London

£26,000 - £29,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time


Job Description

Early Help IDVA
London Borough of Brent, HA9
About Us
We are Advance, a women-only organisation dedicated to helping women and children and young people cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse, as well as women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Working as part of the Angelou Partnership, we deliver nationally accredited, quality marked support services in Hammersmith, Fulham, Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea and Brent.
We are now seeking an Early Help IDVA to join us in Brent to assist in the Early Help Domestic Violence project.
This multi-agency project aims to embed a support network and best practice around domestic violence homicide prevention. We will employ an early intervention model combined with a whole family approach to create better outcomes for those involved.
The Benefits
- £26,000 - £29,000 per annum DOE (including London Weighting)
- Pension
- Join a well-established and supportive organisation
- 30 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- A day off for International Women’s Day
This is an amazing opportunity for a support professional with experience of directly working with female survivors of domestic abuse to take on a highly rewarding role where you’ll be able to make a difference to people's lives on a daily basis.
You’ll have the chance to make a real positive impact with our growing charity and help to empower women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can thrive and contribute to the community.
The Role
As the Early Help IDVA, you will provide high-quality crisis intervention, information, support and advocacy to woman who require Early Help intervention due to domestic violence.
Specifically, will help raise the team’s awareness, identification and response to those experiencing abuse and ensure they get the support they need.
Your role will also involve:
- Carrying out risk management for service users and referring services appropriate to their needs (including MARAC)
- Proactively assessing the needs and safety of any children that service users may have
- Ensuring risks/needs are identified and addressed directly with service users
- Participating in supervision, training and meetings
- Working with the IDVA Service Manager, and Early Help Management to conduct regular reviews of the project and compiling reports
- Ensuring that agreed case recording and monitoring systems are kept up-to-date and secure
About You
To be considered as an Early Help IDVA, you will need:
- Experience of directly working with female survivors of domestic violence
- Previous experience of supporting women involved with Children’s Social Services and Early Help
- Experience of working within safe guarding procedures
- The ability to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision
- A flexible and proactive attitude
- A calm and empathetic approach
Please note: only female applicants will be progressed as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Other organisations may call this role Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, Domestic Violence Support Worker, Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Social Care Worker, or Social Care Co-ordinator.
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