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NIDAS Child & Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor



Between £12.01- £15.00 Per Hour

Part Time


Closing Date: 30/04/24


(Child & Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Hours: 18.5 hours

Location: County Wide – Based in the MASH Norwich

Salary: £25,851 pro rata

Fixed Term Contract until 28th March 2025

Job Purpose:

The CAPVA Triage IDVA will be part of our team within the Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS), a community-based service providing effective, safe, supportive, and confidential support for service users aged 16 plus and their families including children aged 5-18, who are assessed as high or medium risk, and living with or fleeing domestic abuse.

The purpose of the role is to work in a multi-agency environment providing an assessment of risk and offering a range of support to reduce the risk of further harm posed to service users and their families.

The support will be provided depending on the needs of the caller/referral through the phone or email, you will provide referrals to the NIDAS CAPVA service identified by the Police.

To triage all CAPVA referrals and input all data onto an approved database in-line with reporting requirements and under the direction of the Senior IDVA.

Your support will ensure service users feel safe, happy with the service they are receiving and have the widest opportunities available to them to enhance their lives and improve their safety and wellbeing, using a strengths-based, trauma informed approach that is centred around their aims and aspirations.

This role is subject to DBS and enhanced Police security clearance.

Full and accredited IDVA training will be provided where necessary to give the skills and knowledge required for the role (subject to successful completion of probationary period).

Key Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Work in a multi-agency environment, safeguarding adults, and children.
  • Promote Equality, Diversity, Fairness, and Inclusion at all times.
  • Promote a ‘Team NIDAS’ culture across the service delivery.
  • Ensure that our service users voices are central to all aspects of service delivery and is evidenced through safety and support planning, risk assessment and reviews.
  • Be part of a team of community and family IDVAs and work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the NIDAS Partnership to deliver our visions, values, and objectives.
  • Be innovative in identifying methods to successfully engage with people across a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse needs.
  • Look for opportunities to improve and develop services that we offer.
  • To promote collaboration and multi-agency working for service users and maintain up to date knowledge of local services to enable recovery.
  • Support our service users to link into statutory, health and social care services to maximise their wellbeing and recovery.
  • To implement NIDAS’s strategy on consultation and service user involvement to ensure that all service users are able to participate and contribute to the development of the NIDAS service.
  • To work at a different location either on a temporary or permanent basis upon reasonable notice, as part of your normal duties.
  • To help and take part on request with any other such duties that are reasonably required to support NIDAS.

Key Functional Responsibilities:

  • Build a relationship with each service user and engage at their pace and in their preferred way; taking a service user led, flexible approach to providing practical and emotional support and advocacy.
  • To assess all referrals using an approved domestic abuse and stalking toolkit address immediate support and safety needs in line with the accredited standards.
  • Participate in the coordinating of group programmes within the service.
  • Comply with all Health & Safety policy and procedures and carry out activities in a safe manner.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough case records.
  • Comply within Data Protection and GDRP legislation and best practice.
  • To liaise with other teams within the NIDAS partnership to ensure seamless handover of service between the triage service and other teams within NIDAS.
  • To track cases through the Police, CPS, court and other systems to ensure service users have accurate and up to date information in compliance with the GDPR, confidentiality and data protection.
  • To ensure that all Safeguarding issues and concerns are reported and dealt with in accordance with organisational policy and procedure, Legislation, and best practice.
  • To promote and work within the policies and guidelines of NIDAS and employing organisations.

Person Specification: Essential (E) Desirable (D)

(E) An accredited IDVA qualification or working towards one.

(E) Driving Licence, Business insurance and ability to travel around Norfolk.

(E) Experience of working in a voluntary or statutory agency for a minimum of two years with victims of domestic abuse.

(E) Experience of using risk assessment tools for victims of domestic abuse.

(D) Experience of working within the multi-agency environment.

(E) Knowledge of legislation around safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

(E) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, engaging with service users, colleagues, and partners.

(E) Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office, Teams, case management systems, and databases.

(E) Inquisitive and problem solving. A commitment to seeking new ways of working to achieve positive outcomes.

(E) A clear understanding of Data Protection, confidentiality, and data sharing protocols.

(E) An understanding of a strengths-based and trauma informed approach to support.

(E) An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on young people, children, and families.


  • Reliable, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and understanding
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently, or as part of a team
  • Ability to respond calmly in sometimes pressured situations
  • Respect and value the diversity of the community and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of children and young people ensuring the service and your approach is accessible to all
  • Always seek to expand your learning and undertake all training and development essential for this role

This role is subject to DBS and enhanced Police security clearance.

NIDAS is a Domestic Abuse Support Service for those assessed to be at high or medium risk of harm. We also offer dedicated support for Children and Young People whose parent/carer is accessing the service, recovery programmes, coordinated multi-agency support, court support, a Domestic Abuse Champion network, and training for professionals, across Norfolk.

Leeway Domestic Violence & Abuse Services is recruiting for NIDAS, and terms and conditions may vary. Further information will be available at interview stage.

Applicants will be reviewed as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to withdraw the vacancies if a role is successfully recruited.

For further info on each of these roles and an application pack please follow this link to the NIDAS website: https://nidasnorfolk.co.uk/

If you have any problems accessing the NIDAS website, then please call Leeway on 0300 561 0077.

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