Location: Tower Hamlets
Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £27,000-£29,000 per annum.
Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26,000- £27,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours
Vacancy Reference: S045
Closing Date: 31/01/2022 at 10am
Interview Date: 04/02/2022
Please note the ability to speak in Bengali / Sylheti is essential.
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
Tower Hamlets Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) provides advocacy and support to survivors of domestic abuse with the aim to reduce risk and harm. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced IDVA to join our dynamic team in Tower Hamlets, working with people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.
You will provide high quality case work support, advocacy and information services to survivors of domestic abuse who are experiencing significant harm from interpersonal harm and relationship abuse.
You will carry out DASH Risk Assessments in a timely manner and refer high risk cases to MARAC where appropriate. You will contribute to the local MARAC process; representing survivors at MARAC and other multi-agency meetings; action planning alongside other agencies to improve survivor safety and ensure that survivors and their safety are kept at the centre of all coordinated responses. Working with survivors, you will agree Individualised Safety and Support Plans, working to reduce risk and meet identified needs including making referrals to other appropriate agencies.
You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors and a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact.
You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working in an IDVA or similar position with this or a similar client group.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification
Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
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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