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Children and Young People’s Domestic Violence Advisor (CYPVA)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum
  • Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – £21,322 - £23,000

Southend based Safe Steps is seeking to expand its Break The Cycle team for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

The Break The Cycle team work within the community, schools, youth organisations, and other agencies to deliver a proactive programme focussing on the prevention of abuse and the promotion of positive relationships, within families and interpersonal relationships.  This role will work across adult and CYP services to develop, identify and engage with CYP living in Southend who are affected by domestic abuse as well as adverse childhood experiences.  The role will include managing a 1:1 caseload of CYP exposed to diverse risk, working alongside professionals to identify those children and young people affected, supporting through programmes of recovery and raising awareness in schools, voluntary and statutory organisations.

Relevant experience of working with children and young people is essential.  Knowledge of either the domestic abuse sector, drug/alcohol services, probation or mental health would be advantageous.  In addition, the ability to engage with young people through a range of media is key as is the ability to deliver groups and training.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have already achieved an IDVA accreditation, with a willingness to gain a YPVA Diploma.  Safe Steps is committed to staff training and development and with that in mind, is also prepared to consider applications from those candidates with the necessary experience of casework who are willing to undertake an IDVA accreditation (OCN level 3) and then to go onto achieving the expert level YPVA qualification.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and this role is open to all applicants.

Closing date: Friday 29th October 2021
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