Young Person’s Domestic Abuse Advocate (YPDAA) 

Title: Young Person’s Domestic Abuse Advocate (YPDAA) 

Area: CYP Service  

Reporting to: CYP Team Leader 

All paid members of staff are accountable to the CEO, and ultimately the Trustees of TDAS 

Place of work: Trafford 

Hours of Work: 22.5 hours per week 

Salary/scale: £14494 - £15191 (FTE: £23836 - £24982) 

Benefits: 

A generous package including 33 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays (FTE), extra holidays, for long service, Employee pension scheme with employer contribution (after 3 months of employment), Cycle2work Scheme, Life assurance benefit, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme 

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 9th September    

Date of Interview  Thursday 15th September (face to face)

Start Date: ASAP  

Contract Length: 12 months with a potential extension  

 

*If you cannot make the date please inform us when submitting your application 

 

Background 

Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) is a Quality accredited, registered charity offering support to individuals and families who are affected by domestic abuse since 1990. We support families who live/work in the Trafford area and also provide IDVA and Children and Young People (CYP) support services in Salford. We provide both intervention and prevention services and work in partnership with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester. 

 

TDAS Values 

Innovative: introduce new ideas, are creative and foreword thinking.  

Collaborative: work in partnership with key stakeholders to enable people to achieve a defined & common purpose 

Openness: create an open culture, provide transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance. 

Person centred: provide coordinated, personalized and enabling services to everyone 

Empowering: empower our service users to become stronger, more confident, being aware of their rights and privileges and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 

Purpose of the role 

To provide a specialist trauma-informed support service to young people who are experiencing serious harm from interpersonal violence and abuse as identified through local referral/care pathway. The post holder will work collaboratively with partners to provide expert advice, advocacy and support to young people aged 14-25 in relation to safety planning and risk assessments.  

You will work as part of a skilled, multi-disciplinary staff team and must be approachable and highly motivated in supporting and encouraging each individual person experiencing domestic abuse to make choices in order to determine their own future. 

 

Essential Criteria and Application Process 

To apply for this position it is essential that you have NNEB/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in Domestic Abuse, Social Care or Teaching. 

You must also have minimum of 12 months experience of working with children in social care settings and knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on adults, children and young people. You must be able to assess risk, support plan and deliver services. It is essential that you have an up to date knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding.  

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS. 

Applicants with minimum qualifications and experience will only be considered. Please do not send CVs, as they will not be processed. 

No agencies please. 

For further information please contact admin@tdas.org.uk Tel: 0161 872 7368              

TO APPLY: Please complete an application form below and email it to admin@tdas.org.uk