Female* Domestic Violence key worker
Salary: £23,116 – £25,033 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work Location: Based at ADVANCE Hammersmith office and community locations
The Domestic Violence Worker will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process. They will work within the team to make proactive contact attempts with high volumes of new referrals and once this contact is established complete initial needs and risk assessments. They shall provide initial advice and crisis safety planning before the case is allocated to an IDVA/caseworker or referred to the appropriate partner agency for ongoing support. They will provide this high quality support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice, civil remedies, housing and related matters. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They hold a caseload of standard and medium risk clients as well as clients going through the criminal justice system. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing services to clients and partner agencies within the Angelou Partnership.
The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the team leaders and project manager.
The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within the domestic abuse sector. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with a high volume of clients who have complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Closing date: 6th June at 12pm Interviews: 15th & 16th June
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.
To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to: althea.k @advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER