Are you compassionate and empathetic? Do you hold a CAADA IDVA training certificate or equivalent experience? Do you have experience with vulnerable people, including high risk victim’s of domestic abuse? Do you have experience of working within a multi-agency and legislative framework?
Do you have a theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children? Do you understand child protection issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues? Do you understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children?
If so, the IDVA role may be for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
To provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. To work within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse.
Fixed Term until 31st May 2021
Please note this post is exempt under section 7 (2) (e) and (f) of The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and is therefore open to female applicants only. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.