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Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (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: RCHT with expectation to be able to travel to Bodmin Hospital and community hospitals around the county.
Contract: fixed term until 31st March 2025 with the potential for extension subject to future funding
Key responsibilities:
  • Be part of the CIOS integrated service with a focus on supporting victims of domestic abuse within the Health response.
  • Raise awareness of the integrated service and domestic abuse and Sexual Violence to health practitioners as well as helping other services identify and respond to those experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Take referrals from clinicians in response to routine enquiry or other disclosure and provide a timely response.
  • Have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women, men and children and of best practice within the health sector.
  • Be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis.
  • Provide a premium service to those assessed at highest risk but responding to all referrals whatever the risk level.
  • Use advocacy and partnership working skills both within the hospital setting and, in the community, to ensure victims are supported to access services to which they are entitled.
  • Provide emotional and practical support and information to victims including in relation to legal options, housing, health and finance.
  • Support the empowerment of the service user and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation and help them regain control of their lives.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential electronic case management records and contribute to monitoring for the service.
Essential requirements:
  • A Valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring and Social Media check. 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: Tuesday 4th June 2024
Expected date for interviews: Wednesday 12th June 2024
If you do not hear from us by the 11th of June 2025, please assume 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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