Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Advocate West Hampshire

Closing date:
May 26, 2017
Date posted:

Vacancy Details

Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Advocate

Full Time – West Hampshire

Salary – £21,250

Availability – to start immediately

YOU are a provider of Support, Care and Advice Services. We work alongside people to gain the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

This is an amazing opportunity for highly skilled, motivated and innovative person to work within the Integrated Domestic Violence and Abuse Service based in West Hampshire

We are looking to permanently recruit to the role of Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Advocate who will have the necessary skills and experience to engage children and young people at high risk of harm due to domestic abuse and carry out appropriate assessments, including DASH RIC with referral to MARAC and/or safeguarding when indicated. You will also be able to demonstrate your experience and skills working with intimate teen violence and be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding on how to  engage with young instigators.  You will be able to design and provide one to one sessions as required, whether in community or accommodation based settings.  Additionally this role will engage with others in the community raising awareness and develop and deliver education programmes.

We are looking for a person who has experience of:

  • domestic violence and abuse front-line services for men, women and children, (e.g. crisis accommodation, outreach, IDVA, MARAC).
  • safeguarding best practice for children
  • carry out assessments and co-produce individual support plans
  • completing risk assessment and carrying out referrals
  • statutory assessment
  • develop support programmes
  • working with children and young people
  • intimate teen violence
  • working within educational services
  • delivering group work
  • child and adolescent development

and who can:

  1. understand the issues affecting children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
  2. understand and commit to diversity and inclusion responsibilities
  3. be person centred at all times
  4. share best practice knowledge
  5. work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and staff team which will include evenings and weekends (as required)
  6. act with integrity, be trustworthy and treat people with dignity and respect
  7. remain calm when dealing with a crisis or emergency
  8. ensure all services meet contract requirements
  9. ensure clients are at the forefront when making decisions about service design and delivery
  10. work to raise awareness of the service, produce good publicity materials, develop and maintain excellent relationships with people both within YOU and externally, and be an ambassador and champion for our work

Our clients have told us that they want the post holder to:

  1. be approachable but also firm and fair
  2. listen to the client, work with the client
  3. always be realistic with clients, be honest and patient
  4. but mostly be HUMAN

If you would like to find out more about the role or take the first step in our application process please call Cindy Gilmore on 07825 053515

Cindy will talk to you about the service and ask you a few key questions to help assess your suitability for the role.

Closing Date 26th May 2017 at 4pm


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