Solace 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
Solace provides a wide range of services to victim/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Islington. These include a large advocacy and support service with specialist roles co-located in several services throughout Islington borough. A new and unique opportunity has arisen within the Islington team to work as an IDVA co-located in Islington Housing to ensure that victim/survivors of domestic abuse presenting at housing or working with housing are able to access the best support. This role will be based three or four days at Islington Housing and the remaining days will be spent with the Islington Advocacy team at their main office.
About the Role
As the Solace Housing IDVA you will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of abuse attending housing including carrying out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and providing short-term support and onward referral. In addition, you will act as the housing lead for Solace in Islington, providing advice and guidance to Islington housing professionals and other Islington services.
The Housing IDVA will also hold a small caseload of cases with complex housing issues.
You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating extensively with external agencies in your work.
We're looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending VAWG. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.
Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and the intersecting issues between VAWG and housing. You will also have an excellent understanding of the impact of VAWG on women and children, experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG, and a strong understanding of housing options and legislation.
A relevant qualification in either VAWG or housing is desirable.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.