Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490
Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week x 1 position available
12 month Fixed Term Contract/Secondment, full time, 36 hours per week x 2 positions available
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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Camden provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence as well as to children affected by violence.
We have a number of Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate roles available, which entails you to assess risk and deliver specialist interventions for victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) & sexual violence (SV) and their families, and others impacted by cases where appropriate, taking responsibility for their recovery and reducing the risk of harm and homicide.
This is a critical role where you will need to deliver high quality services adhering to national professional standards to provide effective multi-agency safety intervention packages to victims, their children and across case networks. You will be involved in making decisions about the use of resources and to work collectively to resolve problems in this regard working together with officers across the service.
You will have a demonstrable ability to assess risk and make accountable decisions on the use of resources as well as having experience of using specialist interventions and legislation to reduce risk by providing advocacy, emotional and practical support and information to victims including legal options, housing, health and finance.
An ability to work with victims empathetically, understanding their needs and managing sensitive information appropriately is essential to the role. As is a capacity to make difficult decisions around the assessment of risk, use of resources, the approach to case work and problem solving and the development of practice and to work collectively to this end with the ability to support colleagues and partner agencies effectively.
The post holder will be required to successfully complete a police vetting process before being confirmed in post.
This role requires an enhanced DBS check.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at email@example.com, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 2nd February 2020 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
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Please quote reference: 2000000X
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 17th February and 16th March 2020