Victim Support is recruiting for an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to be part of our dynamic IDVA team, supporting survivors of domestic abuse across Bedfordshire. This is a full time role based in our Bedford office.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.
The main aim of the role is to provide a high-quality frontline service to high risk victims of domestic violence from point of crisis, with a view improving their confidence, increasing their safety and reducing the risk of domestic homicide, honour-based violence and harm from abuse.
The main duties of this role include: completing needs and risk assessments and developing tailored support and safety plans. Co-ordination and delivery of multi-agency support services in line with victim's needs. The ability to support and build links with organisations that can assist in meeting the needs of victims.
The successful applicant will need to be able to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands/needs and interests and promote organisation interests and values.
Applicants will ideally hold a SafeLives IDVA accreditation, relevant degree, vocational qualification or relevant experience of delivering a service and working with domestic abuse victim's/service users in a statutory, voluntary or community work setting.
This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Check.
Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.
If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.
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