Independent Personal Advisor

Independent Personal Advisor

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Community, General

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  • Salary:

    £20.5k - 22k per year

  • Contact :

    Shweta Prabhakar

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7320

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Cardiff Women's Aid, this fantastic charity are working to prevent and respond to domestic and sexual violence and all other forms of violence against women and girls. The IPA will need to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic and sexual abuse and wider VAWDASV issues. Delivering a range of crisis intervention, early intervention and prevention work, intensive support, and accommodation-based support. Please note the service is 24/7 so we need people who can and will work outside normal office hours.
Key responsibilities
Identify and assess the risks and needs of service users using the CWA specialist intervention toolkit.
Providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information in relation to legal options, housing, health, finance and recovery.
Help maintain accurate and confidential case management records and databases and contribute to monitoring information for the service.
Comply with GDPR/data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to your work.
Remain up-to-date and compliant with all organisational procedures policies and professional codes of conduct and uphold standards of best practice.
Out of hours responsibilities not limited to:
Answering calls coming into the service
Responding to police call outs within the hour.
Contacting all referrals in a timely manner.
Attending the Intake and Assessment facility when a new resident access accommodation.
Completing an assessment of risk and need with all referrals.

Person responsibilities
Have a good understanding of domestic violence/ abuse including the impact of domestic violence/ abuse on victims and their children.
Have theoretical, practical, and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Understand child protection issues, how to respond to effectively safeguard, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues.
Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic violence/ abuse and their children.
Understand and be committed to equal opportunities and diversity issues in policy and practice.