Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA)

Closing Date: 5pm 19 August 2021

The IDSVA Service provides support and advocacy to clients who have been assessed as high risk of serious harm or murder from a current partner, ex-partner or family member. IDSVA’s work directly with a client to identify their risk factors and create a safety plan to address, manage and reduce their risks whilst increasing their safety. IDSVA’s provide information, advice and support based on the individual’s needs on a short to medium term basis. Support is provided on variety of issues such as addressing the safety of the client and any children (personal and environmental), support through the Civil and Criminal Court process, Child Protection and Safeguarding and Housing. IDSVA’s also attend Knowsley MARAC (Multi- Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and advocate on behalf of the client with other agencies and organisation; Police, Social Services, Housing Providers, Probation/Prisons, Education, Health Practitioners and others including voluntary sector organisations.

Hours: 35 hours Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Salary: £26,125 plus 6% employer pension contribution

Shortlisting: 20th August 2021

Interviews: 25th August 2021

Contact: Fixed term post until 31st March 2022

Documents

How to apply

Please submit the completed Application Form, Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and Previous Convictions Statement to emma@thefirststep.org.uk