Female* Criminal Justice/Social Care IDVA

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Female* Criminal Justice/Social Care IDVA
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2017
Salary: NJC scale 29-31 £28,191 – 29,838 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms
Work Location: Based in the Police Community Safety Unit, Social care offices in Hammersmith & Fulham, and Advance office in Hammersmith

Criminal Justice IDVA
The Criminal Justice IDVA for the Impact Project will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the criminal justice process. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support to women aged 16 and over who access the IDVA service.

As an experienced domestic violence advocate, 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 women survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved in criminal and civil justice systems 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. A key responsibility of this role will be to strengthen multi agency relationships and ensure agency accountability whist maintaining good communication and working relationships at all levels.

Social Care IDVA

The Social Care domestic violence project is a partnership project between Advance, DVIP, Standing Together and Hammersmith and Fulham Social Services which aims to embed early intervention and domestic violence homicide prevention bests practice into a multi agency whole family approach response to lead to better outcomes for those involved including children. The purpose of the Social Care IDVA role is to work closely with Social Services to support women who have had Social Services intervention due to domestic violence and to work closely with the project’s DVIP male practitioner who will work with the perpetrators of abuse to enable a whole family approach.

The post holder will be co-located at Hammersmith Social Services and will help raise their awareness, identification and response to those experiencing domestic violence, the post holder will also jointly work with Social Services and DVIP on cases to support service users and improve partnership responses. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children.

The post holder will also have an understanding of children’s social care and care proceedings.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the 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).

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday, 26th September

Interview date: Thursday 29th September & Friday 30th September

To apply please 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 :
Althea King, ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6,The Lanchesters 162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

Registered Charity Number 1086873