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Senior Children Social Care IDVA

Job Type

Fixed Term


South East




Posted Date

7 November 2022

Barnet SASS

Closing Date

16 November 2022

Solace Women’s Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

About the Service

Barnet SASS provides support to women, men and young people reside in the London Borough of Barnet. Barnet Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a team made up of IDVAs, and a caseworker. We work with all levels of risk and work closely with our partner agencies to ensure victim/survivors of domestic violence receives a good standard of service.

About the Role

You will be delivering an excellent service to women and men affected by domestic abuse in Barnet. As the Senior IDVA you will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of
abuse at all levels of intervention including carrying out risk assessments, safety and support planning and providing short-term support and onward referral. The role will include working with victims/survivors to plan for their safety, liaising with Children Social Care, deliver tailored domestic abuse training to Children Social workers, undertaking joint visits with social workers if appropriate and be part of the multi-agency meetings such as CIN, CP, MARAC and other professional meetings You will be line managing an EH IDVA, and a MASH IDVA including, regular supervisions, recruitment, appraisal, development, responsibility for setting performance objectives and managing regular feedback and development discussions.

About You

You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors and a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional support and initial advice to survivors.

You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working in an IDVA or similar position with this or a similar client group. Oversee referrals and participate in the collection of data, where appropriate, and to support the Service Manager in ensuring the accurate and timely reporting on all key delivery targets.

You must have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist
approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

To apply:

To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace via the recruitment portal below and explain how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

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