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Domestic Abuse Advocate

Role:               Domestic Abuse Advocate

Based:            Sandwell

Rate:               £22308 - £24,310

Start Date:      ASAP

Duration:        Permanent

Hours:             Full Time 37.5 hours

Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country is looking to recruit a  Domestic Abuse Advocate(DAA) to provide a high quality frontline domestic abuse support service to victims assessed as standard and medium risk.

Synopsis of duties:

  • Work in conjunction with Sandwell Early Help, predominantly based in the local COG (Community Operating Groups) to support victims of domestic violence in identified families
  • Provide direct casework support, advice, information and empowerment to individuals experiencing DVA through telephone contact and face to face meetings
  • Advocate for and work with standard to medium risk victims of domestic abuse to help them access services to keep them and their children safe
  • Identify and assess the risks and needs of domestic abuse victims using an evidence-based risk identification checklist
  • Refer to and joint work with the Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) and other internal and external services, when cases are assessed as high risk or additional needs are identified
  • Facilitate support groups face to face and via online platforms, such as the ‘You and me, mum’ group, to empower clients and raise awareness of the dynamics of domestic abuse and the impact on children
  • To be an active member of multi-agency networks and meetings, such as child protection conferences and the monthly Town Tasking group, presenting reports and maintaining good communications with other professionals involved and advocacy for the victim

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, acknowledging safeguarding concerns and responding appropriately
  • Experience of working with victims of domestic abuse in a professional capacity
  • Experience of managing a caseload of vulnerable individuals
  • Experience of managing complex casework, including issues such as child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, working with trauma in adults and children and crisis intervention

Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.


Location: Sandwell | Salary: 22308 - 24310 per year | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 07/06/2024