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Domestic Abuse Support Assistant – Full Time
  • 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 – £20,092 per annum

Safe Steps have a new exciting opportunity to recruit a Domestic Abuse Support Assistant (DASA) to work alongside IDVA’s and DAP’s providing crucial services for survivors of domestic abuse in the borough of Southend.

The role is to support the Adult Domestic Abuse Team, providing administrative support, triaging and processing referrals ensuring the flow and accuracy of information meets the teams work needs.  You will have experience of inputting information and working with a range of agencies, together with knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and/or working with vulnerable adults.

In addition, you will be expected to occasionally support the delivery of recovery programmes, outreach services and training events.  You will require IT skills with excellent attention to detail and good written and verbal communication.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to begin a career in domestic abuse support, in return we will provide training, experience and mentoring.  This is a two year fixed term post.

Due to the nature of the role, this vacancy is open to women only.

Occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

Closing date: 6th August 2021 at 12 noon
Early Years IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) x 2
  • 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 per annum

Safe Steps are about to begin an innovative new project providing domestic abuse support in the community to parents of a child under four and those expecting a baby. The project is funded through A Better Start Southend and will be working closely with the Childrens Centres in the Borough.

The ideal candidate will need to be highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the safety and promotion of healthy relationships.

Relevant experience of working with vulnerable client groups is essential and a knowledge of the domestic/sexual abuse sector, criminal justice or housing sector would be an advantage.  Safe Steps is committed to training and development and is prepared to fund IDVA training and accreditation for the right candidate.

We offer:

  • Access to Safe Lives IDVA Accreditation
  • Flexible home working policy
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme and Clinical Supervision

Due to the nature of the role, this vacancy is open to women only.Occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

Closing date: Friday 20th August 2021
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