IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Posted by The Haven Wolverhampton

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

£23,000 per annum

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About the organisation

Set up in 1973, The Haven Wolverhampton is a charitable organisation which provides both practical and emotional support services to women and ... Read more

Job Description

The post holder will work in line with the requirements, specification and contract details of the Violence and Abuse contract and will closely follow the performance indicators conditions. 

Candidates must hold a CAADA IDVA training certificate as it is an essential requirement to the job role.

You will provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. You will contribute to interventions and help design a plan to protect victims and any children, whilst maintaining an independent role on behalf of your client, ensuring their safety at all times. You will also have an understanding around multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting which will include participation at the MARAC.

You will have the CAADA IDVA training certificate along with an understanding of domestic abuse and the impact this has on women and children. You will have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people and managing a caseload and knowledge. You will also have theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal are essential for when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.

Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.

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