Location: Waltham Forest
Salary: £29,500 - £32,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term until August 2021 possible extension to January 2022
Vacancy Reference: SWA3050
Closing Date: 15th March
Interview Date: 19th March
Come and join us at an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London! Solace Women’s Aid works 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
Waltham Forest Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a team made up of IDVAs, caseworkers, group workers and therapists. We work with all levels of risk and work closely with our partner agencies to ensure victim/survivors of domestic violence receive a good standard of service.
About the Role
We are looking for a Senior IRIS Advocate Educator to provide support and training for health professionals on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse. You will manage a caseload of victim/survivors of domestic violence; you will manage their risk and needs and advocate on their behalf with external agencies. You will also line manage the IRIS AE and lead on the service delivery of the IRIS service in Waltham Forest.
You will have a passion for working with victim/survivors and will need a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.
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.
You will also have experience of line managing staff or volunteers
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.