Hourly Rate: £18.86 – £20.47
Salary: £34,426.94 – £37,365.19 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent
Hours- 21 hours per week
Closing date for applications is 2nd February 2024
Interviews will be held on MSteams on Thursday 15th February 2024
Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.
The DAAS service are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced front-line practitioner to join the independent domestic abuse advocate (IDAA) team in the Public Protection Unit.
This offers a unique opportunity to hone skills in risk assessment, safety planning, high risk case management and working closely with partners to mitigate risk and improve outcomes for victims and their families. Anyone interested in developing their domestic abuse knowledge/skills would gain invaluable insights into effective risk management and the benefits of working in partnership to tackle gender based violence.
The position will be based in the Public Protection Unit, Langlee, Galashiels, and will be an agile working pattern following a three month induction period: the working pattern will be 21hrs over three days (expected to be Wed-Friday).
DAAS is an established service and the successful candidate is assured of a robust induction and the support of an experienced team.
DAAS was awarded Leading Lights Accreditation in 2023, in recognition of the robust policy framework, staff support and standards of practice assessed as meeting the national Safe Lives standards.
Professional qualification in a related field, such as social work, education, health, criminal justice, housing or probation studies and/ or equivalent level/range of experience.
A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role. Category B.
For informal enquiries please contact the DAAS Service Manager on [email protected]
Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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