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Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Social Care


Oldham Council

Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Ref: G8/OL-66754

Contract: 12 months fixed term

Salary: £36,371 - £40,578 per annum (Grade 8)

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Oldham Civic Centre

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022

Interviews: TBC.

Job Description & Person Specification.doc

Role Overview:

Tackling and preventing domestic abuse is a key priority for Oldham. We’re looking for an outstanding individual with in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse to contribute to the IDVA team, be able to triage and allocate and contribute to a wider and more bespoke training offer within Oldham with a particular focus on advising and training social workers.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide specialist advice, support and consultancy for internal teams or external agencies working with households where there may be a risk of, or undisclosed, domestic violence.
  • To support the delivery of the service by providing triage support when cases are referred to the service.
  • To support the team manager by providing supervision of the staff team.
  • To lead training across the Council and the wider Partnership with regard to Domestic Violence and Abuse.
  • To offer a pro-active premium practical support service to high risk victims of domestic violence.

Key Requirements:

To succeed in this role, you will need as a minimum:

  • National Qualification Framework Level 4 E.g.: HNC Health and Social Care, HNC Early Years, CAADA training for IDVAs / Safe Lives IDVA training (job specific)
  • Experience of working within the domestic violence arena working directly with and supporting clients and victims.
  • Experience of giving advice and guidance to others, including staff in own organization and other agencies and experience of delivering bespoke training courses for a wide variety of audience.

Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

About Us:

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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21st Aug 2022

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