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.
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 opportunity has arisen within the Islington team to work as a Senior IDVA co-located in Islington Children’s Social Care (CSC) to ensure that victim/survivors of domestic abuse working with CSC are able to access the best support. This role will be based three or four days at Islington CSC and the remaining days will be spent with the Islington Advocacy team at their main office.
About the Role
As the Senior CSC IDVA you will be co-located alongside CSC, Early Help and Family Support Services in Islington. You will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of abuse working with any of the above service; you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety plan and provide short-term support and onward referral. In addition, you will act as the CSC lead for Solace in Islington, providing advice and guidance to Islington professionals. The Senior CSC IDVA will also hold a smaller caseload of complex cases.
The Senior CSC IDVA will hold management responsibility for three team members (comprising of IDVAs and caseworkers) and will also be responsible for assisting their manager with monitoring the performance of the service.
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 and have a solid understanding of how domestic or sexual violence against a parent can impact children. 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 its impact on women and children, extensive experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG. Having a strong understanding of Social Care legislation and how services within social care and early help function are a key part of this role.
A relevant qualification in VAWG or Social Care 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.
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