Barnardo’s and Dundee Women’s Aid (DWA) have an exciting opportunity for people to join our Dundee Assist team, who have a genuine interest in working with victims of domestic abuse. Full induction training will be provided. Secondments are welcomed and limited job share options are available.
The Multi Agency Independent Advocacy Service is currently undergoing a transition to a new model. We are developing an integrated Specialist Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Service (Dundee Assist) focused on reducing risk and improving the safety and wellbeing of victims of domestic abuse in Dundee, which aims to ensure that all victims; women, children, and men, are safe, informed and supported throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system. Applicants should have a knowledge of domestic abuse and be committed to working with those who experience it, be enthusiastic, motivated, have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multi-agency environment, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable, dynamic and able to deliver an empathic and robust service. The use of a non-judgemental approach is essential, and you should be able to evidence professional curiosity. This is an exciting new service model which is being funded from the newly announced Scottish Government Victims Fund
Staff within Dundee Assist are employed by either Barnardo’s or Dundee Women’s Aid. Employers of each position are listed below. Please indicate in the box on your application form which post you are applying for. For a post which has positions at both employers, and you have a preference, please state which employer you are applying to.
2 X Adult Dundee Assist IDAA Workers (1 DWA & 2 BARNARDO’S)
• 1 x 21 hrs p/wk (part time) Barnardo’s post - salary £28,935 per annum pro rata
• 1x 25 hrs p/wk (part time) DWA post – salary £28,935 per annum pro rata
Purpose of the post
To provide a sensitive, pro-active short to medium-term advocacy, support, and information service to victims/survivors of domestic abuse who are referred to ASSIST, focussing on those most at risk. This will be done primarily by telephone but face to face as required. To work with clients at high or medium risk or who have a case proceeding to court.
An application pack is available for download below.
Previous Applicants need not apply. Closing date is 7th October 2022 at 8am.