Female* Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and are starting a new exciting advocacy service in Brent. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.’

Female* Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2020
Salary: from £24,000 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms with some out of hours on call cover
Pension: Workplace Pension
Work Location: Brent
Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

The Brent IDVA and MARAC Coordination service is an exciting new project that will take Advance’s quality marked services to the borough of Brent. The service focuses on supporting survivors at high and medium risk of domestic abuse and providing them with high quality advocacy, support and advice to help them to know their options and lower the risk. The service is spread across two main locations in Brent: in a police station and in children’s social care offices. The post holder will work closely with statutory and voluntary sector agencies to support service users and improve partnership responses.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of the criminal justice system, MARAC and safeguarding procedures and safety planning options available to survivors of domestic abuse.
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 advice or helplines 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 welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, police vetting, and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.~

Closing date: 12pm on 8th November 2017 Interview date: week commencing 13th November 2017

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 recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to :

Althea King, ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
1st Floor Rear, 150 King Street, London W6 0QU

Registered Charity Number 1086873