Hours: 37 Hours
Salary: JNC Scale 6 SCP 26 - £23,866
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Location: 123 Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AN
This post is open to Women only: Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1) applies to this post.
Based in central Middlesbrough, My Sisters Place provides specialist services. We have an exciting opportunity as we are seeking a full time Children’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (CIDVA), to join this dynamic team. Our holistic approach requires high performing individuals with excellent people skills, and a resilient personality to deal with some difficult issues with a strong client focus. Clear adherence to confidentiality and Safeguarding is essential. This is a busy ‘response’ service dependent upon good teamwork and strong multi-agency working offering a challenging and rewarding role if you want to ‘make a difference’ and are committed to our charitable aims.
All employees are subject to enhanced DBS checks prior to commencement of the post
Please refer to our website for Recruitment Pack and Person Specification
Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com
Closing Date: 12th August 2021 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Week commencing 16th August 2021
Interviews: 1st Week of September 2021
If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact Lesley Storey lesley.storey@mysistersplace to arrange a call
We value diversity and promote equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.
Purpose of the role:
To work with younger victims (aged 13-19), who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence as part of an intimate relationship.
To increase their safety, and where applicable that of their children, by providing crisis support by telephone or face to face and to assist other aspects of the service as appropriate in order to reduce repeat victimisation.
- To undertake risk assessments and risk manage cases identified as a priority.
- To provide flexible crisis support service to teenage victims experiencing, or who have experienced domestic abuse (including harmful coercive behaviour and sexual exploitation) in a way which demonstrates respect and understanding for their individual circumstances with the aim of increasing their safety and that of their children, enabling them to increase their understanding of domestic violence and its effects and to make informed choices for their future
- To act as an advocate on behalf of the victim where appropriate, including writing letters or reports, and accompanying victims to outside agencies e.g. housing departments, social services, solicitors, crown prosecution service, civil & criminal courts, taking into account personal safety and complying with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities legislation and procedures at all times.
- To protect and promote the rights of young people who have witnessed or been subject to domestic violence.
- To empower and enable young people to have a voice by providing information, advice, support and advocacy.
- To facilitate regular group meetings and the development of a young person’s forum to increase awareness of their needs in order to influence future service provision.
- To assist in the development and delivery of groups and programmes to support children and young people affected by domestic abuse, and those young adults at risk of becoming perpetrators or victims in their own relationship.
- To assist in the development of peer support opportunities and positive activities for young people.
- To work in schools delivering sessions that raise awareness of the impact of DA and Healthy Relationships
Please Note: Empowerment exists to respond to the needs of individuals so that many of the tasks and responsibilities are unpredictable and varied. It is therefore expected that all staff will work in a flexible manner when required, undertaking tasks that have not been specifically covered in their job description.
The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility. It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities at all times.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
We do not accept CV’s or applications from recruitment agencies.
The closing date for this job is 12 August 2021 - 12:00pm.