Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate (210000KI)
Camden is listening to everyone, including you.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all. In December 2019 Camden published its Domestic Abuse Policy Statement which defines its ambition to be a place where domestic abuse is unacceptable and where equality and respect is a reality for everyone in their relationships. It seeks to protect and empower people to have positive life experiences
You will be part of Camden Safety Net; the team which works with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse to reduce the risk of harm and homicide. The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery. You will have the opportunity to work in a number of settings including Health, Police, Substance Misuse services offering high quality services adhering to national professional standards. Camden’s vision articulated both in our DA Policy and our Camden 2025 plan is underpinned by the influential work of front-line practioners drawing on their learning and analysis of outcomes; the IDSVA has a real role to play in shaping the strategic cross council response to domestic abuse
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; bringing a strength in building positive relationships with our clients and partners You will share our ambition to make our clients safer sooner by supporting a coordinated and dynamic response to domestic abuse and related safeguarding complexities.
You will be confident about delivering new and dynamic ways of working in fast changing, challenging and untested environments.
You will live our values, and be part of building a culture where agencies working together to safeguard and end domestic abuse offer a compassionate, consistent and high quality response to victims, survivors, and their families.
You will have an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on survivors and children and know how to conduct rigorous safety planning supported by continual risk assessment. Your experience of applying an intersectional approach when working with domestic abuse survivors will underpin both risk assessment and safety planning . You will be able to bring the voices of survivors and lived experience of children, young people and those who perpetrate abuse to continually inform safety planning .
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