Location: Waltham Forest
Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience £27,000-£29,000
Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26,000-£27,000 per annum
Vacancy Reference: S028
Closing Date: 13th December 2021 at noon
Interview Date: 17th December 2021
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.
About the Service
Waltham Forest Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a team made up of IDVAs, Caseworkers, IRIS Advocate Educator, Duty worker and Wellbeing worker. We work with all levels of risk and work closely with partner agencies to support survivors of domestic violence and abuse living in Waltham Forest. As part of the support we also ensure survivors can access therapeutic support and groups via the Waltham Forest Therapeutic Marketplace.
About the Role
As an IDVA you will provide a high-quality advocacy and information service to survivors of domestic abuse. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning, and individual support planning with survivors as well as advocating on behalf of service users with external agencies. As an IDVA you will contribute to the local MARAC process to improve survivor safety. You will also support survivors who are referred from RISE Mutual perpetrator programme
We're looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending VAWG. The successful candidate will have at least one year experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in a multi-agency setting. You will have demonstrable substantial experience in providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG, and a strong understanding of the criminal and civil justice system.
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.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.
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