Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency providing high quality services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. We are currently advertising the following positions:
Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (female only*) 22.5hrs a week Maternity Cover
As an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) at Survive, you will provide survivors of domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire with intensive one-to-one advocacy and support, until their risks have been reduced and their safety needs have been met. You will represent Survive as the Lead IDVA at the monthly Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC). You will present the voice of the victim at the MARAC and represent their needs, and conduct all pre and post MARAC actions. You will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and abuse, and the rights of and remedies available to survivors of domestic violence. You will use this knowledge to strongly and professionally advocate for them within a multi agency context. You will have at least 2 years experience of work in a relevant field, be a qualified IDVA holding a SafeLives qualification or Women’s Aid equivalent.
You will join a team of two part-time IDVAs, one part-time Outreach Worker and one part-time Specialist Outreach Worker, all based at our main office. You will also work alongside one full-time and one part-time IDSVA based in Southmead A&E department. The IDVA and Outreach team works towards providing a high quality service to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse, to reduce their immediate risk and signpost them to options which support their recovery.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week – maternity cover (Fixed term until 28th September 2017 or until the post holder returns – further employment opportunities subject to funding)
Salary: £24,075 pro rata
Closing date: 9am Monday 22nd May 2017
Interviews: Candidates must be available for interview on 25th May 2017
Approximate Start Date: ASAP
Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.
*This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. Charity No 1114005