Advocate Educator (2 Roles)
Nuneaton - (Ref: 141370)
Temporary until 31/03/2016
Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £19500 to £26000 per annum
About the service
The post holder must be female. Section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (1979) applies.
This role is based within the domestic abuse service operating across Warwickshire. Warwickshire Domestic Abuse Service provides floating support to those experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. This is a well-established service staffed by a knowledgeable domestic abuse team who have many years of experience between them
About the role
This is a brand new role within Warwickshire, and as an Advocate Educator you will deliver quality training to general practice teams, both in relation to domestic abuse and the computer based HARKS system used to support GP practices in their role.
IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support and referral programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for female patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former Domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides care pathways for all patients living with abuse as well as information and signposting for perpetrators.
We are looking for three full-time advocate educators to support 75 practices. The advocate educator is a specialist domestic violence and abuse worker who is linked to the practices and based at a Stonham Service in Nuneaton. The advocate educator provides training to the practice teams and acts as an on-going consultant as well as the person to whom they directly refer patients for expert advocacy. The advocate educators will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the service model.
There will be travelling to other locations to suit the needs of the role. Due to the nature of this role a driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is required. Finally please note any offer of employment is subject to an enhanced DBS the costs of which are met by the employer.
Who we're looking for
You will need to have experience of working within domestic abuse support services and of delivering training; being able to communicate effectively and build relationships successfully is essential. You will need to be confident and competent with IT. You will provide on-going support for health professionals and assess and provide support and advocacy for patients. Whilst you will be allocated a priority area geographically, you may be required to work in any part of the county.
What we'll give you
Our ‘My home package' includes competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long terms disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year - rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers.
So who is Home Group?
We are the UK's largest provider of care and support services and also one of the UK's top housing providers. Many of our clients need more than a home and through our Stonham brand we work with almost 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.
One size doesn't fit all, so our clients lead their support every step of the way and this is reflected in our client satisfaction rating of 95%, with 78% experiencing a positive move-on and tenancy sustainment of 75%.
At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you'll need to be
Accountable (Don't pass the buck - own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)