Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

  • £21675 - £28659 per annum
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Clarion Housing Group Ltd

Are you looking to make a difference with a new and exciting challenge?

We're seeking an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to join our team in North and South Kent on a fixed term basis with the potential to be extended. In a nutshell, you'll provide a high quality frontline service to people at highest risk of domestic abuse using a client-centred personalised approach.

What you'll be doing

In this role, you'll be responsible for identifying and assessing the risks and needs of domestic abuse victims using an evidence-based risk identification checklist which will enable a dynamic and personal safety plan to meet the individual needs of a client and their family.

You'll advise clients on civil and criminal remedies and their housing rights. You'll support clients through the MARAC process, working closely with the police and other agencies to advocate for your clients' overall wellbeing.

You'll also carry out the following duties:


Work with the client to provide a risk led pro-active, short to medium term crisis intervention service through individual safety planning and personal support.


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.


Meet client needs and preferences by undertaking support either in person or over the telephone.


Regularly support those experiencing domestic abuse at local One Stop Shops.


Support colleagues and partner agencies to provide the best possible service for victims of domestic abuse by helping to raise awareness of domestic abuse and promoting the IDVA service locally.

What we're looking for

To be successful in this role you must have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children, with previous experience in a similar role.

You'll have comprehensive experience of delivering effective case work, risk and needs assessment and safety and support planning. It's vital you have both practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

What you can expect from us

Here at Clarion we're dedicated to rewarding hard work and commitment and providing benefits that support you and your lifestyle. As standard we offer;-


Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates


Initial 25 Days annual leave (plus bank holiday), increasing to 30 days after 3 years' service.


A flexible benefit scheme tailored to you, inclusive of healthcare options, dental insurance, restaurant card and cycle to work along with 1% of your salary to spend on whichever approved benefit you like!


Matched pension contributions of up to 7.5% of your salary with generous life assurance


Flexible and agile working for the majority of our employees

Other perks


Company Bonus Scheme


Eye care vouchers


Holiday trading scheme allowing you to buy and sell leave


Free counselling and legal advice scheme for you and your family


Interest free loans for season ticket and study leave

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your extensive skills and experience to really make a difference. If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at midnight

For further details on this vacancy, please click 'apply'.

You must have the ability to travel across North and South Kent and will be expected to attend meetings, meet clients, attend MARAC, One Stop Shops and work from other offices such as the police station and social services offices.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Criminal Record Check Clearance.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship. You are required to reside in the UK for the duration of your employment.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.

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