IDVA - Domestic Abuse (fixed-term contract)

Company : Hestia

Job Location : London, UK

Posted on : Fri, 15 May 2020 11:08:30 GMT

Job Description :

Join Hestia and make a difference to women and children across Harrow on a fixed-term contract basis.
We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. With our 50th anniversary approaching it is an exciting time to join us!
Harrow Domestic Abuse Services delivers an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy service and Safety Planning across the London Borough of Harrow. We are a welcoming team constructed of a Police IDVA, Community IDVA, Safety Planner within Social Service and a Floating Support Worker. We provide highly efficient support to High and Medium Risk Service Users who have been affected by Domestic Abuse.
This role is not without its challenges, but it is also immensely rewarding with the option to do multi-agency work and work with a diverse community. You will be able to attend court, manage your own workload and enjoy regular team meetings and supervision as well as access to Clinical Supervision also with a trained professional. Hestia also offers a culture of learning and development to allow staff to grow in the areas of their interest.
Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position (Only Female applicants Please). Please confirm if you identify as female.
Strictly no agencies
Person specification: -Knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing domestic violence. -Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System -Provide case working support to clients. -Experience of working within a multi-agency setting. -Awareness of risks associated with domestic violence in a working environment. -Knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory, and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. -Working knowledge of the relevant housing law and welfare benefits that apply to women and children using the service. -Knowledge of legal remedies available to women experiencing domestic violence. -Provide an out of hours on call service as part of Hestias On-call rota -Willingness to mentor pool workers, students and trainees as required across the organisation. -Previous experience of using computer-based systems to accurately record work and client details -Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to manage complex tasks in clearly defined time frames -Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack. If you are viewing this advert outside of Hestias website, please click apply to view the pack.
Location: Harrow
Salary: 24,408 - 25,104 per annum, please see attached job pack for more information
Hours: 39 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2021
Working Pattern: Monday Friday (core hours 10.00-16.00)
Closing date: 06 July 2020
Interview date: Mid July 2020
About Hestia
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.
We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.
Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistance or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact

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