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IRIS Programme Advocate Educator, Mid Devon/South Devon

Splitz Support Service provides high quality services to families experiencing domestic abuse in the South West.

Funded by the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, we are looking to recruit an experienced, confident and committed DVSA practitioner to join our Leading Lights accredited Devon service, to develop our victim work with IRISi, within GP practices across either Mid Devon (eg: Tiverton, Cullompton) or South Devon (eg: Ivybridge). The area will be dependent on the successful candidates preference, please specify in your application what your preference would be.

IRIS is an exciting programme aimed at improving the health care response to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

As part of a team of four Advocate Educators in Devon, this role will provide training to general practices and on-going support for health professionals and advocacy for female patients affected by DVA (domestic violence and abuse) and SV (sexual violence). More information about IRIS and its work can be found at

You should have proven experience and qualifications in support work with knowledge of domestic abuse issues and a good understanding of sexual violence. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 26th March 2021

We are looking for a Combined IDVA for 37 hours a week based at our Exeter office. This post will be to cover South Devon. You will part of an experienced team providing high quality advice, guidance and support to victims of domestic violence and/or abuse enabling them to live safely.

You will be expected to provide a timely pro-active service to male and female victims of domestic violence and abuse, who have been assessed as being at high and medium risk of domestic abuse; working within a multi-agency setting to ensure risk is reduced.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Phoenix Project, based in Trowbridge. The Phoenix Project offers integrated Domestic Abuse support across Wiltshire and Sexual Violence support across Wiltshire and Swindon.

We are looking to recruit a new family support worker, providing high quality victim focused support to domestic abuse victims and their families. The successful applicant will be part of an established and experienced team and will additionally work in partnership with the East Wiltshire Children’s Social Care Teams.

Key elements of the role include:

  • To provide a high quality, whole family approach to support adult victims and their families who are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Support and enable service users to increase their safety and make positive choices for the future.
  • Undertaking risk assessments and implementing robust safety management plans.
  • Give practical and emotional support to families who are experiencing domestic abuse in the community.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of working within the field of domestic abuse, an understanding of risk assessment and safeguarding and exceptional communication skills. Experience and understanding of: providing telephone support, working with both adults and children and multi-agency working is an advantage. Travel across Wiltshire is an essential part of this role, and the applicant should have access to a vehicle.

This role involves home working.

Benefits: 5 weeks annual leave, regular supervision.

Closing Date: Friday 19th March 2021

Splitz manages high quality domestic abuse, sexual violence and whole family services in the South West. We recognise that vulnerable families and those from some communities face many real and perceived barriers to accessing services; and that many of the complex needs faced by these families can lead to poor health, wellbeing and financial outcomes.

The Project Manager will be crucial to the success of our project and will work closely with our health and social care partners from across the system in Devon and Torbay, to increase access to pre-conception and perinatal services for the most vulnerable families in our communities, and to effect service integration and lasting system change.

Splitz Support Service is a charity whose expertise in providing support to children, families, and adults has been recognised locally for over 30 years as a quality service. Following the retirement of our Treasurer, We want to strengthen our Board of Trustees by recruiting a new treasurer who can bring business and other skills and have an interest in supporting our work in the voluntary sector and in enabling people to reach and sustain independence.

Volunteer Opportunities

Buddy Scheme

There are two voluntary roles within this scheme, each requiring different skills and offering their own rewards. Have a look here (link) to find out more about the Buddy Scheme and see below for more information about the roles.

  • Volunteer Mentor/Befriender
  • Volunteer Lead - Mentor/Befriender

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