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Young People's Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

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Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £23,866 - £28,221   Working Pattern:Fixed Term
Location: Chord Park - Godmanchester   Reference: 17373

Closing date:

22 February 2019 at midday
We are looking to recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to work with younger victims (aged 13-19), who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence/abuse as part of an intimate relationship, with the aim of managing the current crisis and providing safeguarding advice and guidance in a co-ordinated and holistic manner. The IDVA service seeks to increase the victim’s safety, and where applicable the safety of their children. The IDVA service provides crisis support by telephone and/or safe face to face meetings within the community. In addition, the successful candidate will assist with other aspects of the service with the primary aim of safeguarding the victim in order to reduce harm and repeat victimisation.

The team is located within the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) and work in partnership with the police and numerous other statutory/voluntary services. As the role requires the IDVA to support victims in crisis, it is essential that the ideal candidate has proven experience of working with those affected by domestic violence, a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and a sound knowledge of the range of statutory and voluntary agencies with which victims and children may come into contact when experiencing domestic abuse.

The team operates with permanent Duty IDVA staff that communicate with all partner services and make initial calls to referred clients in a timely manner. Duty IDVA staff are the gateway to the service and each IDVA in the team is expected to contribute to the Duty IDVA role, which is crucial to the effectiveness of the service.

The post-holder must be able to work as part of a team, be flexible in their approach and support the wider team as required.

This is a full time (37 hour week) fixed term role until 31 March 2020 with the possibility to extend further. The post will be based at Chord Park, Godmanchester but will work predominately with clients from Fenland and Peterborough.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for this role.


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