Independent Domestic Abuse Adviser
Supporting Black, Asian Minority Ethnic victims
Salary: £23 000 – £24.000 pro rata
Hours: 37.50 per week
Leave: 21 Days + Bank Holidays
Contract Type: Fixed term (1 year) with potential for longer term
Travel Expenses Reimbursed
Employers Pension Contribution 6%
Health Care Cash Plan
Employment Mental Wellbeing Scheme
Purpose of job: To provide a high-quality frontline service to BAME 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.
This role is subject to an enhanced Criminal Bureau Check.
Context of job
Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership (PDAP) delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services across Kirklees working within a coordinated partnership response to victims of domestic abuse as part of the local area multi agency strategy to tackling domestic abuse.
The PDAP IDAA service offers a community-based support service to female and male victims of domestic abuse aged 16+ living in Kirklees using a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy, and support framework.
The IDAA works with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence/abuse and its impact. Part of the role will be to establish and maintain positive, proactive, and innovative working relationships, pathways, and referral routes with partner’s agencies across Kirklees.
The IDAA will have excellent understanding of domestic abuse and the effects on victims, families, and communities, also having excellent understanding of best practice within the domestic abuse and related sector, working with individuals who have complex and multiple needs. The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis.
Experience of direct work with victims of domestic abuse, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
The nature of the role requires regular travel across Kirklees. The post holder is required to hold a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle.
Requested by email from: [email protected]
Closing date for completed applications is 22nd December 2020
Shortlisting and interviews the week commencing 4th January 2021
Application packs can be downloaded by using the these links bellow: