Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Operation Provide
Job Title: IDVA Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor
Reports to: FCWA Service Manager
Contract: Fixed Term to March 2021 (Continuation subject to funding)
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week flexible work pattern (shifts) including covering early mornings, late evening, and weekends.
Work Location: Blackpool Police Station, Gerry Richardson Way off Clifton Road, Blackpool FY4 4US
Fylde Coast Women’s Aid is looking to recruit an IDVA to work within Operation Provide, which is a multi-agency approach to tackle domestic violence and abuse.
Operation Provide aims to:
- Proactively seek to identify and interact with historic, and present high-risk victims of domestic abuse.
- Increase the service level provisions to victims of domestic abuse to increase the effectiveness of DA responses, thereby maximising the likelihood of preventing future abuse.
This post will involve working in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary and Blackpool Teaching Hospital. This post will be predominately based at the Blackpool Police Station and within the community.
As an IDVA you will provide a domestic violence service to victims who have been identified via the police. The role includes attending reports of domestic violence and abuse or revisits with police officers to ensure that the victim receives early access to IDVA support. Any risks will be eliminated prior to the IDVA speaking to the victim.