Hospital based IDVA

  • Surrey County Council
  • Full Time
  • Chertsey
Surrey County Council

Job Description

  • Reference:orbis/TP/143003/19260
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£26,000 per annum
  • Category:Care - Adults
  • Contract type:Fixed term
  • Working hours:37.5 hours per week
  • Posted on:23 November 2021
  • Closing date:13 December 2021
  • Directorate:Partnership
  • Location:Chertsey

About the role

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Full Address: Your Sanctuary, 15a Monument Way East, Woking, Surrey GU21 5LY. The post will be based primarily at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey.

Exact working hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday on a flexible shift pattern between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Salary: £26,000 per annum depending upon experience.

Any further details: The successful applicant will need a full driving licence and access to a reliable car for work purposes. Any offer will be subject to acceptable references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The post will initially be offered on an 18 month fixed term contract basis with the possibility of extension.

*Due to the nature of this post it is open to female applicants only and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Your Sanctuary is a Surrey based charity which provides specialist assistance to anyone affected by domestic abuse. We are now recruiting for a Hospital based Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (HIDVA) to be based at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey (although travel to other sites is required). This is a stimulating and challenging role where you will get to assess risks and provide immediate support to survivors, working in collaboration with our community-based team.

You may be a qualified IDVA or Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker wanting to work alongside health professionals in a hospital environment, although we will consider applicants from other fields providing you are able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse. You must be comfortable with running group training sessions and be willing and able to share your specialist knowledge with acute staff across the hospital. Excellent communication skills, a proactive approach and the confidence to be able to influence the way in which this service is delivered are key.

Additional information

The closing date for the post is Monday 13th December 2021 although the post may be filled before this date as applications will be considered upon receipt.

For the full job description and person specification please see below or visit our website: To apply - please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.

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