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Independent domestic violence advisor / independent personal advisor – Cardiff

Job Description

Do you have experience as a domestic violence advisor? Do you have a passion for delivering first class Care? New Directions Social Care are currently recruiting for permanent independent personal advisor / independent domestic violence advisor at a rate of £20500 – £22000 dependant on experience.

As a personal advisor, you will provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic and sexual abuse and wider VAWDASV issues. Delivering a range of crisis intervention, early intervention and prevention work, intensive support, and accommodation-based support.

Other requirements include –

  • Identify and assess the risks and needs of service users using the CWA specialist intervention toolkit.
  • Prioritise cases and provide a pro-active, short to medium term crisis intervention service through individual safety, support and recovery planning.
  • Work with a caseload of diverse risk and need to ensure all women and children, whenever possible are supported through their journey by the same IPA.
  • Advocate for high risk victims with agencies who can help to address the domestic abuse by:
    • Understanding the role of all relevant statutory and non-statutory services available to domestic abuse victims and how your role fits into them.

    • Providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information in relation to legal options, housing, health, finance and recovery.
    • Working 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.

  • Manage a case load ensuring each client receives the trauma-informed, needs led, risk assessed service individual to their needs.
  • 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.
  • Understand multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting which will include participation at the MARAC. You will contribute interventions and help design a plan to protect victims and any children, while maintaining an independent role on behalf of your client, keeping their safety as central to any response.

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

As well as competitive pay rates of £20500 – £2200 per annum, we offer incredible benefits including:

  • A dedicated consultant to help and guide you through the interview process
  • Opportunity to earn more in addition to your basic with the on call service
  • Ongoing and free CPD & Training relevant to your workload
  • Accrued holiday pay – a savings pot you can take out at any time to allow you a break from work

Find out more about this great opportunity and apply by contacting Keri Evans on 02920 390 150 Option 1 or email [email protected] with your CV. If this is not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job, we offer £50 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.

Additional Information

The role of a Support Worker

The duties of a Support Worker vary depending on the needs and wishes of the individual. They offer support for the individuals overall comfort and wellbeing and help people who need care and support to live as independently as possible. They will support individuals with many aspects of everyday living; including physical, emotional and social.

Support Workers can work in a residential care home, domiciliary care, or out in the community. Their work is defined by a care plan, which is often developed by a social worker or care manager to meet the assessed needs of the person who needs care or support.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 11th May 2021

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