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Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.
Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support, and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.
We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation within our Domestic Abuse Team.
Job Title: Domestic Abuse Advocate
Positions available: 1 full-time position/37.5 hours
Length of contract: 6 months maternity cover
Starting Salary: £19,968
Closing Date: 18th June 2021
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.
We are looking for a Domestic Abuse Advocate to join the Domestic Abuse team based in Sandwell to cover a 6-month maternity position.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working with victims/survivors of domestic abuse on both one to one and in group work settings. You will carry a caseload which includes all aspects of case management including, risk assessment, needs assessment, support planning, outcomes, and case review.
You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at the highest risk. You will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse.
BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate. Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against. You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed. Management supervision, support, and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.
A job description and application form are attached.
If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and return by the closing date.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. – The post holder must be female.