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IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

Temporary  for Resourcing Group in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire based IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) Role: IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)Based: CambridgeshireRate of pay: £ 15 – 17 per hour Length: Temporary Start: ASAPResourcing Group is currently recruiting on behalf of a Domestic Violence Service in Cambridgeshire for an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate). The successful candidate will have experience of working with high risk victims of Domestic Abuse – CAADA qualification is desirable. Having worked closely with this client on various occasions I am confident in their commitment to the training and development of staff, both permanent and interim. Duties:* Managing a caseload of 35 high risk victims of Domestic Abuse* Working closely with victims of domestic violence, from the point of crisis* provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence at the highest risk and their children* Carrying out initial CAADA-DASH assessments * Empowering survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse by providing them with emotional, practical and personal welfare support* Informing survivors of the full range of civil, criminal and practical options that might increase their safety* Developing and delivering individual Support and Risk Management Plans to address the risk of harm to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children * Working in partnership with other support providers to have a joined up approach to addressing support needs, this will include liaising with GPs, health visitors, schools, counselling services, housing, the Police, Probation and any other agencies* Attending meetings or forums* Advocating, both verbally and in writing, in a range of settings including in civil and criminal proceedings and with criminal justice professionalsEssential requirements:* Extensive experience of working with victims of domestic abuse* Current DBS (dated in the last 12 months)Desirable: * CAADA accredited For details on this or any other role please contact Laura Kemp on 0207 264 0725 or email laura.kemp@resourcinggroup.co.uk Resourcing Group acts as both an employment agency and an employment business

Job added on 27-10-2014