The Phoenix Project offers integrated Domestic Abuse support across Wiltshire and Sexual Violence support across Wiltshire and Swindon.
Following the impact of the Coronavirus crisis and resulting increase in domestic abuse, we are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to join our experienced and passionate team. The role will support victims/survivors of domestic abuse aged 16 plus across Wiltshire.
You will work within a multi-agency system to provide a proactive, person centred independent service for victims of domestic abuse, empowering choice through informed decision making. Key elements of the role include:
- Risk assessing and helping to keep service users safe (safety planning).
- Enabling victims to access statutory and other services.
- Providing direct support and advocacy for victim/survivors of domestic abuse, assessed as being at high risk of further violence or abuse.
Whilst an IDVA qualification is not essential for this role, you should be willing to undertake this as part of the training for the job.
You should have proven experience of working with vulnerable people, and an understanding of the variety of issues that may face victims of domestic abuse, alongside excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience and understanding of: safeguarding, advocacy and multi-agency working is an advantage.
Travel across the Wiltshire area is a requirement for this position and therefore a full clean driving licence, access to a vehicle and business insurance are requirements for the role.
Closing Date: Sunday 12th July 2020
Salary: £21,811 - £23,364
Hours: 37 hrs per week
Tenure: One year, with possibility of extension
Closing date: Sunday 12th July 2020
Interviews: Monday 20th July 2020
You will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
Full job description and application forms are available here on our website
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