Female * Community IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)
West Sussex County Council
West Sussex, working across working across Worthing & Adur., GB
13h ago


Working Hours : Full-time - 37 Hours per week

Salary : £25,250 (with 1% annual increment)

Contract Type : Fixed Term - Duration Contract until June 2021. Continuation subject to funding.

Please note this is not a WSCC post, it is being advertised on behalf of our partner organisation. Please only apply on the partner's direct website as we are unable to accept applications via the WSCC website.

The Female Community IDVA Role

Aurora New Dawn is a registered charity providing support and advocacy to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.

We are excited to be working in partnership with West Sussex County Council and Safelives to deliver CONNECT : a new and holistic service, created with survivors of domestic abuse and offering a co-ordinated, whole-family response.

We are looking for a skilled, dedicated and passionate individual to take on the role of Community IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) within the Connect team, working specifically with victims of domestic abuse who are at medium risk of harm.

The successful candidate will :

  • Provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, working specifically with those clients assessed at medium risk of harm
  • Facilitate a 4 week holistic assessment allowing time to gradually build a relationship with each client, incorporating risk and safety, strengths and needs.
  • Provide advocacy, practical and emotional support.
  • Support clients to identify and build on their strengths, assets and resources, both internal and external, with the aim of increasing resilience.
  • Support the facilitation of group programmes and activities including drop-ins at other services to support service users in the community.
  • All roles within the Connect team will work in accordance with the 7 key principles underpinning the Connect Model :

  • Flexibility, consistency and reliability
  • Accessibility
  • Strengths-based
  • Client involvement
  • Gender-responsive
  • Working together
  • Trauma-informed
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