Location: Tower Hamlets (initially remote working)
Salary Rate: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £27,000-£29,000 per annum.
Hours: 22.5 hours split over 4 days (must cover Tuesday and Friday)
Unqualified applicants dependent on experience: £26,000-£27,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.
Type of contract: Permanent
Closing date: 10th March 2021 at 12pm (noon)
Estimated Interview date: 15th March 2021
Solace Women’s Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
About the Service
Tower Hamlets Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a crisis intervention service, which 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 and collocated IDVAs, a Housing floating support worker, IRIS Advocate Educators and a Duty IDVA. We work closely with our partner agencies to ensure survivors of domestic abuse receive a good standard of service.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Duty IDVA to join our team. The successful candidate will act as a first point of contact for incoming referrals to Tower Hamlets SASS. As the Duty IDVA you will triage referrals into the Tower Hamlets SASS team, responding to professionals and members of the public. In addition, you will risk and needs assess and safety plan with survivors of domestic abuse.
You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors, a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional support and initial advice to survivors.
You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out initial assessment of needs and allocate the case to an IDVA for ongoing support.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.