Domestic Abuse Advocacy Service (DAAS) Adult Advocate

Vacancy posted: Monday, 17 October 2016

Salary: 26,837 - 29,282
Location: Borders

Closing date: 27 October 2016
Job ref. no.: SBO01251

Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: 14.70 - 16.04
Salary: 26,837.33 - 29,282.82 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 March 2017 or earlier return of post holder.

Interviews are scheduled for Friday 4 November 2016

Role Purpose

A vacancy has arisen for a full time Adult Advocate within the Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support Service (DAAS). The post is based within the Safer Communities Team, Scottish Borders Council Headquarters.

The Advocate will be responsible for providing a pro-active, short to medium term support service in a multi-agency framework, focusing on high risk victims of domestic abuse, keeping the client's safety central to all co-ordinated responses through safety planning, risk assessment and personal support. There will be an expectation that the Advocate will contribute to the on call (monthly) rota.


Professional qualification in a related field, such as domestic abuse, social work, education, health, criminal justice, housing, or evidence of comparable experience and subsequent relevant training in this specialised field.

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