Male Domestic Violence Advisor – Swindon
We are all aware of the increasing number of Males who suffer from domestic violence, usually suffering in silence and urgently needing the right levels of support ensuring that they are dealt with both confidentially and sensitively. This is a full-time post, offered Monday to Friday with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.
The Swindon Community has an urgent need to recruit an experienced Male Domestic Violence Advisor, who can offer the necessary support to a caseload of male victims and survivors of domestic abuse who are residing within the community. It is critical that you take the necessary time, encouragement and engagement with these male victims and their families/children, building trust and awareness from day 1. You will be responsible for providing 1:1 support, undertaking risk assessments and developing individual safety and support plans.
We would expect previous and relevant work history, perhaps gained in a similar sector. Ideally if you have the necessary IDVA qualification or are working towards this or hold a relevant degree plus a minimum of 2 years' case work experience, providing proactive and emotional support to Males, undertaking risk assessments and completing support plans we would like to hear from you.
You will have effective communication skills and experience of partnership working as the role will involve maintaining effective multi-agency relationships, attending meetings such as Team around the Family, Child in Need and/or Child Protection Conferences. You will be required to adhere to statutory protocols and procedures.
When managing a caseload of victims/survivors you will have excellent telephone, face to face and written communication skills, an understanding of crisis intervention, providing relevant information and support to victims referred to within the service. There are many areas to research and deliver and support; in respect to risk management and safety planning such as housing, health, welfare rights, children's legislation and criminal and civil remedies. To ensure that clear, accurate, complete and concise case records are maintained, and individual safety & support plans and risk assessments are undertaken and regularly reviewed. You will have proven working knowledge of Teams, Outlook and Word for all communication and reporting.
Of course you will receive the very best training and on-job coaching in order to maintain incredible high standards and regulations and you will be able to provide satisfactory employment references, be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Own transport is required for this role, as there is a need to visits a number of locations and setting in the wider Swindon area