Salary: Unqualified IDVA £26,000 per year – CAADA Qualified IDVA £28,000 per annum

Job Title: Community IDVA – Domestic Abuse – Female Applicants Only
Reporting to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: 30th September 2022

About the Service/Department

Harrow Domestic Abuse Services delivers an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy service and Safety Planning across the London Borough of Harrow. A welcoming team constructed of a Police IDVA, Community IDVA, Safety Planner within Social Service and Floating Support Worker provide highly efficient support to High and Medium Risk Service Users who have been affected by Domestic Abuse.

The service also provides Refuge access to High-Risk Women and Children with an onsite Refugee Worker to provide daily support during the week as well as regular visits from a Healthcare Co-Ordinator.

The main office is based in Harrow with satellite locations in the community and Brent Police station. Working closely with key stakeholders such as the Police, local authority, social services and community groups, the aims of the service is to provide an integrated domestic abuse response to survivors of abuse to reduce risk and facilitate a life free from abuse.

About the role

To provide immediate high quality trauma informed support to victims of domestic abuse and other gender-based violence. To act as a flexible resource and be deployed where demand is prevalent. This includes housing department, health setting etc

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide written reports and verbal representation to internal and external stakeholders when required.
  • To ensure all work is recorded to a high standard within Hestia’s casework management system
  • To ensure that all records are kept up to date and are stored in a secure and confidential manner
  • To make best use of property, equipment, and Information Technology

About you

  • Knowledge of trauma informed practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of intersectionality, in terms of diversity and equality
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency setting and ability to develop and cultivate strong multiagency links to achieve a coordinated community response to domestic abuse
  • Excellent administrative and time management skills.
  • Ability to work confidently on own initiative.
  • Evidence of being able to work effectively and be calm and resilient under pressure
  • Previous experience of using computer-based systems to accurately record work
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to manage complex tasks in clearly defined time frames (including accurate records, reports, case notes and interpersonal communication)
  • Schedule 9 (1a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position – (Only Female applicants please).

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays (pro rata)
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9 month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
  • Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

Disability confident
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

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