Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor x2

People and Place

Housing Options 

 

Ref: G7/OL-55381

Contract: Fixed term until March 2024

Salary: £32,234 – £35,745 per annum (Grade 7)

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th January 2021

Interview Date: Monday 24th January 2022

 

Job Description & Person Specification.doc

 

Role Overview:

 

Based within the Housing Options Service the purpose of the role is to provide a high-quality solution focused service for victims of domestic abuse, ensuring the local authority meets its duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017). This will include assessing those at highest risk, providing safety planning, crisis intervention and appropriate support and advocacy to minimise the risk posed to victims and their children and families.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess the housing and support needs of households fleeing domestic abuse, ensuring sustainment of or access to safe accommodation
  • Manage a caseload of clients, including those classed as high and medium risk, in order to reduce risk and keep victims safe
  • Work within a multi-agency framework through the MARAC to manage and minimise risk
  • Support victims through the criminal justice system and relevant court orders
  • Support victims and their families to be able to take control and move on with their lives

 

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of working directly with victims of domestic abuse, advocacy and support work
  • Detailed knowledge of the working practices around domestic abuse issues, the MARAC process and statutory agency responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and relevant court orders

Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

 

About Us:

 

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

 

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: Privacy Notice

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

Right to Work in the UK from 1st July 2021.doc

Location
Oldham Civic Centre
 

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor x2

People and Place

Housing Options 

 

Ref: G7/OL-55381

Contract: Fixed term until March 2024

Salary: £32,234 – £35,745 per annum (Grade 7)

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th January 2021

Interview Date: Monday 24th January 2022

 

Job Description & Person Specification.doc

 

Role Overview:

 

Based within the Housing Options Service the purpose of the role is to provide a high-quality solution focused service for victims of domestic abuse, ensuring the local authority meets its duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017). This will include assessing those at highest risk, providing safety planning, crisis intervention and appropriate support and advocacy to minimise the risk posed to victims and their children and families.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess the housing and support needs of households fleeing domestic abuse, ensuring sustainment of or access to safe accommodation
  • Manage a caseload of clients, including those classed as high and medium risk, in order to reduce risk and keep victims safe
  • Work within a multi-agency framework through the MARAC to manage and minimise risk
  • Support victims through the criminal justice system and relevant court orders
  • Support victims and their families to be able to take control and move on with their lives

 

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of working directly with victims of domestic abuse, advocacy and support work
  • Detailed knowledge of the working practices around domestic abuse issues, the MARAC process and statutory agency responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and relevant court orders

Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

 

About Us:

 

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

 

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: Privacy Notice

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

Right to Work in the UK from 1st July 2021.doc