Victim Support is looking for an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester to work 37.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday.
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.
Your primary role will be to ensure the provision of support and advocacy services to all clients who are experiencing domestic violence referred by Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference process (MARAC) including cases identified as high risk of serious harm or homicide. You will co-ordinate a multi-agency response that aims to reduce and manage the risk identified. This involves risk assessment, safety planning, and attending court with victims, advising on housing and legal options and service planning.
You must have extensive experience of planning and delivering caseloads, with strong crisis management skills and an understanding of the needs of victims experiencing domestic violence.
You will be required to attend relevant meetings and will provide regular reports to the Operations Manager and also undertake talks and presentations to local groups and agencies, developing networks and partnerships and increasing the role of the service in the community.
Good IT skills, knowledge of criminal justice issues, knowledge of civil orders available to protect victims of domestic violence and an understanding of the effects a court appearance can have on victims and witnesses of crime are also essential requirements.
You will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people from all areas of the community and be able to assist with the monitoring, evaluation, and administration of written statistical reports on the project for management and our external funders.
Experience of working with victims of domestic violence and other service providers and agencies in a statutory, voluntary, and social or community setting would be a distinct advantage.
SafeLives accredited IDVA's will commence on the higher level salary of the salary range.
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 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. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form. 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.
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, along with police vetting.
Victim Support is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage. We also particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from LGBT+ Communities.