PDVG is looking to recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)
SALARY: £23,000 – 24,000 per annum Pro -rata
Employers Pension Contribution 6%
Essential Car User Allowance £800 per annum
Domestic abuse affects entire families and we welcome applications from women and men and actively seek applications that reflect the diversity of Kirklees.
The Live Safe Hub IDVA service work with female and male victims of domestic abuse aged 16+ living across Kirklees through a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support framework.
The Live Safe IDVA will also work with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse and its impact. Part of the role will be to establish and maintain positive, proactive and innovative working relationships, pathways and referral routes with partner agencies across Kirklees.
The IDVA will have excellent understanding of domestic abuse and the effects on victims, families and communities, also having excellent understanding of best practice within the domestic abuse and related sector, working with individuals who have complex and multiple needs. The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning also handling sensitive information on a daily basis.
Experience of direct work with male and female victims of domestic abuse, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
The attainment of a SafeLives IDVA or an accredited DAPA (Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate) qualification is desirable, however the willingness to complete and gain the required qualification is essential.
The nature of the role requires regular travel across Kirklees. The post holder is required to hold a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle.
Requested by email from:
Closing date for completed applications – 30th August 2019
Date for interviews – week commencing 2nd September 2019IDVA Person Spec
Please Download Application pack and forms from link below