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4 💼 Swindon Womens Aid Jobs / Employment

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
4 days ago
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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Job Title: IDVA Reports to: Community Services Manager Working Hours: 37 hours per week Work Location: Swindon Job title: Community Services Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Swindon Women’s Aid is looking to recruit an IDVA to join their domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be predominately based at our SWA offices however will require you to complete sessions in the community. As an IDVA you will provide support to victims who have been referred into our service. You will undertake and regularly review risk assessments, develop safety and support plans and assist victims with signposting into other relevant support services. You will have strong communication skills and experience of partnership working, as the role will involve maintaining effective multi-agency relationships, attending MARAC and case conferences and adhering to statutory protocols and procedures. You will work to ensure safety, confidentiality and risk minimisation for victims of domestic abuse, supporting and enabling them to access services which maximise their safety and which support their emotional, physical, intellectual and social wellbeing. Main Duties and Responsibilities: 1. To operate within Swindon Women’s Aid frameworks adhering to the policies and procedures of the organisation. 2. To provide information about our service to victims of domestic violence and abuse and local agencies. 3. To establish and hold a caseload of high and medium risk victims who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse and provide high-quality telephone and face to face crisis intervention, information and advocacy, support, risk management and safety planning, criminal and civil remedies, housing, health, welfare rights, and children’s legislation. 4. To develop effective working relationships with Swindon Borough Council Children Services and other agencies to ensure the safeguarding of children of domestic violence and abuse victims. This includes attendance at multi-agency conferences in respect of adults and children deemed to be at risk; 5. To support the SWA Community Services team in ensuring that recording and monitoring systems are kept up to date and secure. This will include recording and monitoring service outcomes, and keeping managers informed of any issues and successes. KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Be IDVA qualified or have at least 2 years case management experience, for example in criminal justice work, health, health and social care or other relevant are 2. Knowledge of domestic violence and abuse its impact on victims and their children (physical, emotional, financial and sexual, with knowledge of ‘ honour- based abuse’ , forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation) 3. Knowledge of perpetrators abusive behaviours within relationships, including family relationships, male victims and same sex relationships. 4. Thorough knowledge of safeguarding practice, procedures and legislation 5. Good understanding of the criminal justice system and civil options available to domestic violence and abuse victims. EXPERIENCE: 6. At least 2 years’ experience of managing a caseload and of supporting service users 7. Experience of undertaking risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning 8. Experience of partnership working and of maintaining excellent working relationships with a range of stakeholders. SKILLS: 9. Excellent listening and communication skills with a wide range of people of all ages and background 10. Ability to work in partnership, network, influence, problem solve, overcome barriers and apply solution focused approaches 11. The ability to work well within a team and under own initiative and of maintaining professional boundaries with clients. 12. A flexible, proactive approach and a good ability to prioritise work 13. Good time & project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines GENERAL: 14. A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding 15. Willingness to carry out the policies and procedures of SWA, and to work to agreed guidelines and codes of conduct 16. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software Additional information to applicants: This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearance This vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1) Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicle You will also be expected to work on the rota, involving 1-2 shifts a month. An additional payment will be received for these.

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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
14 days ago
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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)Job Title: IDVAReports to: Community Services Manager Working Hours: 37 hours per weekWork Location: SwindonJob title: Community Services Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Swindon Women's Aid is looking to recruit an IDVA to join their domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be predominately based at our SWA offices however will require you to complete sessions in the community.As an IDVA you will provide support to victims who have been referred into our service. You will undertake and regularly review risk assessments, develop safety and support plans and assist victims with signposting into other relevant support services.You will have strong communication skills and experience of partnership working, as the role will involve maintaining effective multi-agency relationships, attending MARAC and case conferences and adhering to statutory protocols and procedures. You will work to ensure safety, confidentiality and risk minimisation for victims of domestic abuse, supporting and enabling them to access services which maximise their safety and which support their emotional, physical, intellectual and social wellbeing.Main Duties and Responsibilities:1. To operate within Swindon Women's Aid frameworks adhering to the policies and procedures of the organisation.2. To provide information about our service to victims of domestic violence and abuse and local agencies.3. To establish and hold a caseload of high and medium risk victims who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse and provide high-quality telephone and face to face crisis intervention, information and advocacy, support, risk management and safety planning, criminal and civil remedies, housing, health, welfare rights, and children's legislation.4. To develop effective working relationships with Swindon Borough Council Children Services and other agencies to ensure the safeguarding of children of domestic violence and abuse victims. This includes attendance at multi-agency conferences in respect of adults and children deemed to be at risk;5. To support the SWA Community Services team in ensuring that recording and monitoring systems are kept up to date and secure. This will include recording and monitoring service outcomes, and keeping managers informed of any issues and successes.KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS:1. Be IDVA qualified or have at least 2 years case management experience, for example in criminal justice work, health, health and social care or other relevant are2. Knowledge of domestic violence and abuse its impact on victims and their children (physical, emotional, financial and sexual, with knowledge of ' honour- based abuse' , forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation)3. Knowledge of perpetrators abusive behaviours within relationships, including family relationships, male victims and same sex relationships.4. Thorough knowledge of safeguarding practice, procedures and legislation5. Good understanding of the criminal justice system and civil options available to domestic violence and abuse victims.EXPERIENCE:6. At least 2 years' experience of managing a caseload and of supporting service users7. Experience of undertaking risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning8. Experience of partnership working and of maintaining excellent working relationships with a range of stakeholders.SKILLS: 9. Excellent listening and communication skills with a wide range of people of all ages and background10. Ability to work in partnership, network, influence, problem solve, overcome barriers and apply solution focused approaches11. The ability to work well within a team and under own initiative and of maintaining professional boundaries with clients.12. A flexible, proactive approach and a good ability to prioritise work13. Good time & project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlinesGENERAL:14. A good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding15. Willingness to carry out the policies and procedures of SWA, and to work to agreed guidelines and codes of conduct16. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook softwareAdditional information to applicants:This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearanceThis vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1)Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicleYou will also be expected to work on the rota, involving 1-2 shifts a month. An additional payment will be received for these.

Resident Support Advisor
8 days ago
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Refuge Support Advisor (RSA) Job Title: RSA Reports to: Community Services and Refuge Manager Working Hours: 37 hours per week Work Location: Swindon OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB To ensure residents are booked in on arrival including completion of necessary forms and agreements and advised of further support to assist their future needs and planned exit from the refuge To provide practical and emotional support for individuals for residents within SWA refuge accommodation. To include 1-2-1 key working, regular risk assessments, the development and regular review of written support and safety plans and providing advice and guidance based on needs To work in partnership with other agencies and organisations so the needs and welfare of residents and their children are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner To provide appropriate advice for calls to our 24/7 helpline referring these to SWA services or signposting to other agencies where relevant To be a positive ambassador for Swindon Women’s Aid ensuring services are delivered to the highest of standards and SWA policies and procedures are adhered to at all times. To attend multi-agency meetings, conferences and community events and provide presentations to raise awareness of the work of Swindon Women’s Aid and its domestic abuse services MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. To work effectively with residents, other service providers, agencies and specialist services to achieve positive outcomes for residents and their children. 2. To assess residents needs and provide relevant information and advice on a range of topics including welfare and benefits, accommodation & housing, legal representation, immigration, education & training, debt and budget management etc. 3. To ensure accurate risk assessments are regularly undertaken and written needs assessments and case records are kept and support and safety plans regularly reviewed and updated. 4. To ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of work to evidence high quality services are being delivered and to aid continuous improvement and future service development. 5. To remain up to date on relevant national, local authority and SWA policies and procedures in order to protect residents and children and safeguard them. Bringing any concerns or issues immediately to the attention of managers. 6. To support the development of effective service user involvement so the voice of service users are heard to influence national policy and existing and future SWA services. General: 7. There is no administrative support for this post and so it is important that the post-holder is self-servicing and that ensures that all information and administrative systems are kept up to date. 8. To prepare routine reports, including basic statistical information relating to service activity, as required. 9. To identify with the line manager all training and development needs and participate in all training courses relevant to SWA’s commitment to providing high quality services. 10. To participate in the 24/7 rota which will include nightshifts and sleep ins (approx. 2 nights a month) and weekend day shifts (1 or 2 days per month) An overnight allowance is given for sleep ins. PERSON SPECIFICATION: REFUGE SUPPORT WORKER Education and experience: Good level of numeracy, literacy and report writing skills. Evidence of experience of undertaking risk assessments, providing emotional and practical support via key working and development of support and safety plans via management of a client caseload Experience of at least 2 years working within a residential or supported housing setting, domestic violence advice centre domestic violence refuge is very advantageous Knowledge: Good awareness of domestic violence and abuse legislation in supporting victims and children and young people. Good knowledge of domestic violence and abuse and the dynamics of an abusive relationship including power and coercive control. Evidence of a good understanding and knowledge of child protection and safeguarding issues with the ability to work within national, local and organisational policy and guidelines. A good understanding of other relevant legislation and guidance which affects domestic abuse victims such as criminal, civil & family, welfare, housing, immigration etc Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of service user involvement and the overall values of SWA. Abilities, skills and personal qualities: Evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships while maintaining professional boundaries. Ability to support, encourage and engage with residents & children and young people. Excellent verbal and written communication skills when dealing with a wide range of people and strategic and statutory agencies. Evidence of ability to plan, work on own initiative and prioritise work, and working flexibly and productively in a team environment Ability to maintain up-to-date and accurate records and individual support plans and adhere to policy and procedures Evidence of the ability to be calm and resilient whilst under pressure and to remain optimistic and persistent. Additional requirements: The post holder will be required to sleep in on the premises and between 23.00 and 09.00am, will respond to on site emergencies, answer the 24 hour telephone helpline and book women and children into the refuge. An overnight allowance will be paid for this. An enhanced Criminal Barring Disclosure check prior to commencing work. Full UK driving licence will be advantageous

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Resident Support Advisor
14 days ago
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Refuge Support Advisor (RSA)Job Title: RSAReports to: Community Services and Refuge Manager Working Hours: 37 hours per weekWork Location: SwindonOVERALL PURPOSE OF JOBTo ensure residents are booked in on arrival including completion of necessary forms and agreements and advised of further support to assist their future needs and planned exit from the refugeTo provide practical and emotional support for individuals for residents within SWA refuge accommodation. To include 1-2-1 key working, regular risk assessments, the development and regular review of written support and safety plans and providing advice and guidance based on needsTo work in partnership with other agencies and organisations so the needs and welfare of residents and their children are addressed in a timely and appropriate mannerTo provide appropriate advice for calls to our 24/7 helpline referring these to SWA services or signposting to other agencies where relevantTo be a positive ambassador for Swindon Women's Aid ensuring services are delivered to the highest of standards and SWA policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.To attend multi-agency meetings, conferences and community events and provide presentations to raise awareness of the work of Swindon Women's Aid and its domestic abuse servicesMAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. To work effectively with residents, other service providers, agencies and specialist services to achieve positive outcomes for residents and their children.2. To assess residents needs and provide relevant information and advice on a range of topics including welfare and benefits, accommodation & housing, legal representation, immigration, education & training, debt and budget management etc.3. To ensure accurate risk assessments are regularly undertaken and written needs assessments and case records are kept and support and safety plans regularly reviewed and updated. 4. To ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of work to evidence high quality services are being delivered and to aid continuous improvement and future service development.5. To remain up to date on relevant national, local authority and SWA policies and procedures in order to protect residents and children and safeguard them. Bringing any concerns or issues immediately to the attention of managers.6. To support the development of effective service user involvement so the voice of service users are heard to influence national policy and existing and future SWA services.General:7. There is no administrative support for this post and so it is important that the post-holder is self-servicing and that ensures that all information and administrative systems are kept up to date.8. To prepare routine reports, including basic statistical information relating to service activity, as required.9. To identify with the line manager all training and development needs and participate in all training courses relevant to SWA's commitment to providing high quality services.10. To participate in the 24/7 rota which will include nightshifts and sleep ins (approx. 2 nights a month) and weekend day shifts (1 or 2 days per month) An overnight allowance is given for sleep ins.PERSON SPECIFICATION: REFUGE SUPPORT WORKEREducation and experience:Good level of numeracy, literacy and report writing skills.Evidence of experience of undertaking risk assessments, providing emotional and practical support via key working and development of support and safety plans via management of a client caseloadExperience of at least 2 years working within a residential or supported housing setting, domestic violence advice centre domestic violence refuge is very advantageousKnowledge:Good awareness of domestic violence and abuse legislation in supporting victims and children and young people.Good knowledge of domestic violence and abuse and the dynamics of an abusive relationship including power and coercive control.Evidence of a good understanding and knowledge of child protection and safeguarding issues with the ability to work within national, local and organisational policy and guidelines.A good understanding of other relevant legislation and guidance which affects domestic abuse victims such as criminal, civil & family, welfare, housing, immigration etc Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of service user involvement and the overall values of SWA.Abilities, skills and personal qualities:Evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships while maintaining professional boundaries.Ability to support, encourage and engage with residents & children and young people. Excellent verbal and written communication skills when dealing with a wide range of people and strategic and statutory agencies.Evidence of ability to plan, work on own initiative and prioritise work, and working flexibly and productively in a team environmentAbility to maintain up-to-date and accurate records and individual support plans and adhere to policy and proceduresEvidence of the ability to be calm and resilient whilst under pressure and to remain optimistic and persistent.Additional requirements:The post holder will be required to sleep in on the premises and between 23.00 and 09.00am, will respond to on site emergencies, answer the 24 hour telephone helpline and book women and children into the refuge. An overnight allowance will be paid for this.An enhanced Criminal Barring Disclosure check prior to commencing work.Full UK driving licence will be advantageous