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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

£28300 - £30300 per annum
Work from Home, Hybrid working
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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Overview: We're hiring a compassionate Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to provide crucial support to survivors of domestic violence. Your role involves risk assessment, safety planning, and collaboration with various stakeholders for a coordinated response.

Responsibilities:

  1. Support and Advocacy:

    • Provide trauma-informed support and practical assistance to survivors.
    • Conduct comprehensive needs assessments and develop individualised support plans.
  2. Safety Planning:

    • Collaborate on safety plans addressing immediate and long-term needs.
    • Assess and mitigate risks to ensure the survivor's safety.
  3. Liaison and Collaboration:

    • Establish effective relationships with law enforcement, social services, and health care professionals.
    • Ensure a holistic response to domestic violence cases.
  4. Referrals and Documentation:

    • Provide survivors with information and referrals to relevant support services.
    • Maintain accurate and confidential records of interactions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related field.
  • Previous experience in domestic violence advocacy or a similar role.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence dynamics, risk assessment, and legislation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Familiarity with local resources for survivors.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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Social Care Recruitment Team
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