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Salary     £22,000 – £25,000 Per Annum
Location     Southend, Essex
Closing Date      08/08/2017
Recruitment Agency     Indeed

This is an independent domestic violence (IDVA) practitioner / support worker position where the successful candidate will manage a number of cases across the geographical area with duties including:

Provide a high quality and pro-active service to those effected by of domestic violence / domestic abuse
To work within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse
Work with survivors and agencies to monitor the care pathways
Identify and assess the risks and needs of clients using an evidence-based risk identification checklist
Work with those affected by domestic abuse to help them access services to keep them and their children safe
Advocate for high risk clients with agencies who can help to address the domestic abuse participate in local one stop shop for victims of domestic violence providing direct support, advice, information and advocacy
This is a role within the charity which will inevitably lead to the successful candidate carving a career within this organisation and charity sector.

We see this as an ideal role for a candidate with direct experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse / domestic violence such as a caseworker / IDVA / support worker / outreach worker / community worker / support worker or anyone who has a proven track record in a domestic violence support service in a social, community or charitable setting.

Experience of working with and supporting high risk survivors of domestic violence in either a community work or advice work setting.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people who have experienced domestic violence
Proven experience of multi-agency working
Experience in advocacy work and representing the needs and views of victims of domestic abuse at meetings such as MARAC, case conferences and meetings with agencies
Knowledge of the working practices of all statutory agencies
Full drivers licence, own vehicle and current a DBS are extremely desirable although not essential