Location: Tower Hamlets
Salary: £29,500 - £32,000 dependent on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term until March 2022 with the possibility of further extension depending on further funding
Vacancy Reference: SWA3166
Closing Date: 01/10/2021
Interview Date: 06/10/2021
Solace Women’s Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. 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) is a crisis intervention service, which provides advice and support to people aged 16+ in Tower Hamlets who are currently experiencing domestic abuse. Tower Hamlets SASS is a team made up of core and collocated IDVAs, a Duty IDVA, a Housing Floating Support Worker and IRIS Advocate Educators.
Our IRIS project works in partnership with GP Surgeries and offer tailored training on the public health issue of domestic abuse, as well as support to victim/survivors of domestic abuse. The training explores how to identify, respond and support victim/survivors domestic abuse. We work closely with our partner agencies to ensure survivors of domestic abuse 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 in General Practices, on understanding and responding to domestic abuse. You will manage a caseload of victim/survivors of domestic abuse, managing their risk and needs, as well as liaising with external agencies and advocating on victim/survivors’ behalf. You will also line manage an IRIS Advocate/Educator and lead on the service delivery of the IRIS service in Tower Hamlets.
You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors, a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional support and initial advice to survivors.
You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention and provide holistic, needs led support for victim/survivors of domestic abuse.
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.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.