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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 Resourcing Group acts as both an employment agency and an employment business

Job added on 27-10-2014