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Assertive Outreach IDVA

Positions available: 1
Salary: £24,956 increasing to £25,350 on successful completion of probation and £26,474 per annum after accreditation
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Holiday: 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum plus bank holidays
Base: Pool Innovation Centre, Pool
Contract: fixed term until 31st March 2025 with the potential for extension subject to future funding
Key responsibilities:

To provide direct outreach support and advice to anyone impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence, ensuring appropriate support is in place to improve outcomes for those effected by domestic abuse. To raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence within hard to reach groups in the local community. To provide support for those identifying and engaging in abusive behaviors and form part of the We Are With You outreach team and Safer Futures IDVA team.

The Outreach IDVA will:

  • Provide high quality practical and emotional support to people of all genders living in the community who are living with, or have lived with, domestic abuse/violence
  • Raise awareness within hard to reach groups within the local community about Domestic Abuse and support available
  • Be able to adjust their practice to deliver a truly individualized intervention that is based on complex need and risk
  • Identify and make links with existing projects and community services and to develop joint support where appropriate
  • Provide Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support to the outreach teams and develop assertive outreach support within the Safer Futures teams.
  • Work within a crisis intervention team and will have the ability to engage and work flexibly to demonstrate positive outcomes for service users.
  • Follow First Light procedures and protocols as well as those from other services so that the safety of the clients is kept central to any process
  • Maintain accurate case notes in line with data protection
  • Ensure that clients get the services to which they are entitled
  • The post holder will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis
Essential requirements:
  • Provide a pro-active service to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  •  Full driving licence and access to a car
Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring and social media check as part of our Safer Recruitment process. Please note that in some roles staff may be required to work from a home/office base in accordance with our Hybrid Working policy.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 09:00 Wednesday 8th May 2024
Expected date for interviews: Wednesday the 15th of May 2024
If you do not hear from us by the 14th of May 2024, please assume that you have been unsuccessful at this time.
Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CVs as part of your application, or employ any candidate who has been a client of First Light within the last two years. Please complete application form below. Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile, which is a combined job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or ring 03458 121212 to request an application.
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