Independent Domestic Violence Advocate - Luton - (maternity leave)

Victim Support
Luton, Bedfordshire
£23,000 per annum
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Victim Support is looking for an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate in Luton.

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver frontline services to victims of domestic abuse within Luton. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of victims of domestic abuse, directly through initial contact, risk assessment, one-to-one support. You will attend relevant meetings when required on behalf of Victim Support. You will also be responsible for keeping and maintaining accurate and confidential records, and for providing information to management as and when required.

The successful candidate will have strong experience in supporting victims of domestic abuse and with a proven track record in maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries at all times. You must have knowledge and experience in using SafeLives/CAADA DASH RIC and experience in assessing victims needs. Working knowledge in Safeguarding issues and legal responsibilities is required, as well as a proven track record in planning, prioritising and organising workload. It is also essential that you have a proven track record in working collaboratively with statutory and voluntary partner. You will need to demonstrate your ability to keep accurate records and statistics in a form which is accessible and useful to funders and the local senior management team. Bilingual or multilingual skills are highly desirable.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory checks made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and depending on where the post is based, some posts may require satisfactory police vetting or vetting by a medical establishment.

In return, we offer a pension, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), along with other benefits and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and being a vital force for change.

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