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MK-ACT Vacancies May 2021

MK-ACT Vacancies May 2021

We have two exciting opportunities to work for our organisation providing a high quality service as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Providing targeted independent DA advocacy and support for people who approach MK-Act Crisis Service, your role will be to empower your clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to your interventions. We are looking for an individual who is committed to working in a multi-agency setting, which is fast paced.  You will be joining our caring, strong and hardworking team.

MK-ACT is an equal opportunities employer committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is subject to safer recruitment procedures and regulations and an enhanced DBS check

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) x 2

37.5 Hours per week, £24,512 pro rata for those that hold IDVA/DAPA qualification and for those that do not hold qualification. £23,566

If you do not hold a qualification you will undertake your IDVA training on successful completion of 6 month probationary period and on qualification move to the higher rate.

Contract:Fixed term 2 years

Work Pattern:  Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

Based at MK-Act Office in Central Milton Keynes (one of the posts will be co-located at MKC Housing for some of the week)

As an IDVA we require you to provide intensive, one-to-one work with victims of domestic violence prioritising those who are at medium to high risk of harm, working intensively with these cases for a limited time until the risk is reduced and safety needs have been met.

You will have a solid understanding of Domestic Violence and its effects on victims.  You will have experience of working in a multi-agency setting and undertaking face-to-face work with clients.  It is desirable but not essential that you hold either IDVA/DAPA qualification.  The ability to speak a foreign language, together with a strong understanding of the needs of minoritised communities is also desirable but not essential

MK-ACT is an equal opportunities employer committed to quality, equality, diversity and inclusion welcoming applications from all sections of the community.  This post is subject to safer recruitment procedures and regulations and an enhanced DBS check and is open to female applicants only under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality act 2010.

Closing date: Friday 28th May 2021, 5pm.  Interviews: to be held w/c 31st May.  Contact:  recruitment@mk-act.org  for an application pack.