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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IPA/IDVA)

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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IPA/IDVA)
Cardiff
£21,000 - £23,000

We are working alongside a fantastic womens refuge organisation who are recruiting for an independent advisor.
The organisation is a women`s equality organisation which exists to eradicate violence against women and girls and to support survivors. They recognise that ending violence and abuse takes a whole society approach to social change, and it needs you to help them achieve this!


This is a full time role working 35 hours a week plus on-call, with the expectation to work flexibly between 00:00hrs - 23:59hrs Monday-Sunday. The on-call service is delivered 24hrs a day and is staffed by IPA`s on a rota basis. Additional generous financial increments are paid to those participating in the on-call service.


Within this role you will manage a caseload ensuring each client receives the trauma-informed, needs led, risk assessed service individual to their needs, and support the empowerment of the client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation and help them regain control of their lives.

You will support colleagues and partner agencies, through awareness raising and institutional advocacy, in order to provide the best possible service for service users and work directly with all key agency partners to address the safety of high-risk victims and ensuring that their safety plans are coordinated particularly through the MASH and MARAC.

Skills and experience required for the role;

  • Have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
  • Hold a SafeLives IDVA training certificate, or a relevant degree, or demonstrable equivalent experience or a vocational qualification.
  • Have a good understanding of domestic violence/ abuse including the impact of domestic violence/ abuse on victims and their children.
  • Understand child protection issues, how to respond to effectively safeguard, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues.


What you`ll get in return;

  • Generous Annual Leave Package Totalling 33 Days (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Program - supports your health and wellbeing at home and work
  • Flexi Working
  • Paid Company Sick Pay & Emergency Dependent Leave
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Bike to work scheme, among other benefits.


Please apply today if you are looking for a new and rewarding role, with an organisation that truly makes a difference!

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