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Youth Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

 Job Reference Number: SWA2559

Major Trauma Centres across London

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

This vacancy has arisen for a Youth Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to provide a proactive service to young victims/survivors, aged 11-25, identified as experiencing domestic violence within the Emergency Department as well as other departments of London’s Major Trauma Centres.

Based within a busy hospital setting, this dynamic role will include working with young victims/survivors to plan for their safety, whilst in hospital, upon discharge and on return to the community. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the creation, implementation and delivery of training and workshops to relevant hospital staff as well as presentations to promote the service in a range of forums.

This is a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and career. If you have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact, experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic violence and strong casework management skills, we would like to hear from you.

Applicants are required to have CAADA’s IDVA or DAPA qualification.

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role. This will be available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

SALARY: Starting at £24,000 – £27,500, per annum, (inclusive of ILW)

HOURS: 37.5

CONTRACT: Fixed Term

CLOSING DATE: 24th April (12 noon)

Please take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c 1st May 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 24th March 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

A enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role