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Guildford United Reformed Church
£26,000 pro rata depending on experience
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Family Friends
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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Tower Hamlets
Up to £21944 per annum + benefits
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Job description
Recruiting for Complex Needs Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to join our service in West Kent.
GBP 26,000 per annum plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more. This role is working 40 hours per week. This is a Fixed Term Contract until March 2020.
The role of an IDVA is to address the safety of victims and survivors at high risk of harm. IDVAs work with their customers from the point of crisis by safety planning and risk assessing using the DASH to ascertain the level of risk to the victim. The post holder will be required to work alongside refuge staff to support customers with complex needs who have been referred into the refuge. This is based in West Kent - Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.
Job Overview:
Support Workers will provide support to customers to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs of the customers of the service. In some services, this will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care. They will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.
Key Accountabilities:
Look Ahead IDVAs have the personal qualities required to manage customer expectations alongside the responsibilities of their role. Day to day IDVA activities include:
- Manage customer referrals, completing Dash Risk Assessments and obtaining and maintaining all relevant paperwork
- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Safety planning with customers
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Understanding of Marac protocols
- Regular attendance at Marac and completion of all Marac referrals
- Support Customers to obtain Non Molestation Orders where needed and any other civil remedies available to them
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities
- Attending all court and Case Management hearings with or as a representative for customers
- Supporting customers to set personalised goals in the form of a Safety and Support Plan
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Assisting in the recording and reporting of customer incidents
- Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes
- Adhering to lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Encouraging customers to attend relevant programmes when appropriate i.e. Freedom Programme /Recovery Toolkit to support successful move on
- Adhere to Look Ahead's Policies and Procedures
- Engage in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Engage positively in reflective practice sessions with colleagues.
- Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may
- Reasonably assigned
Person Specification:
- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Exudes a warm friendly presence and open behaviour
- Prefers working as part of a group or team
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organized
- Able to apply the right balance of care and support dependant on the needs of the customer
- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour
For the full Job Description, please visit the Look Ahead website.
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Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 17 September 2019
Closing date: 01 October 2019
Job ref: REQ001244
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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