Independant Domestic Abuse Advisors

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
  • Category
    Charity & Not-for-Profit - Charities & Voluntary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Purpose of the role

To play an integral and active part in the community based IDVA and outreach support team. You will work as part of a skilled, multi-disciplinary staff team and must be approachable and highly motivated in supporting and encouraging people experiencing domestic violence/abuse to make informed choices in order to determine their own future. You will ensure the provision of support and advocacy services to service users who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse. Assessing the risk a service user is in and delivering a service appropriate to the level of risk.

Main Duties

  • Provide a person centred, outreach service to adults accessing the IDVA service. This could be via face to face, telephone or other digital means

  • To liaise with MARAC agencies to promote service offer and encourage referrals/self referrals.

  • To decide on the most appropriate method of offering support to service users in accordance with MARAC policy and within the resources available

  • To assess the risk the service user is in using the SafeLives DASH Risk Indicator Checklist and ensure that the delivery of the IDVA service is appropriate to this level of risk and to notify the Senior IDVA of any risks identified.

  • Participate in the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference framework: refer clients to, attend and participate in meetings and follow up actions agreed in the MARAC

You will be required to complete a DBS

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