ND010 – Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Part time
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 7 July, 2019 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Changing Lives

About you

Do you hold an NVQ level 3 in Social Care or equivalent appropriate qualification? Do you hold an ISVA/ IDVA qualification or willingness to complete qualification?

Do you have experience working within a multi-agency and legislative framework - attending and providing reports to multi-agency meetings? Do you have experience working with vulnerable people, including victims of sexual and domestic abuse? Do you have experience of managing a caseload?

Do you have theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal remedies for victims of sexual and domestic abuse and their children? Do you have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children? Do you have the ability to provide non-judgemental, impartial information to empower individuals to make informed choices? Do you have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations?

Do you have commitment to the values of Changing Lives? Do you have willingness to complete training and engage with professional development? Do you have commitment to detail, ensuring all work is accurate, concise and understandable?

If so, the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advisor may be the role for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

The Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) provides high quality support, safety planning and advocacy as part of a multi-agency response to victims of sexual violence, providing protection through legal measures and enabling vulnerable individuals to live safely and free from abuse.

The successful candidate will play an important role in providing specialist tailored support to victims and survivors of sexual violence.  The ISVA works with people who have experienced rape and sexual assault, irrespective of whether they have reported to the police. The nature of the support that an ISVA provides will vary from case to case and will depend on the needs of the individual and their particular circumstances.