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Charity People
Manchester 3.32 miles
Up to £17.47 per hour
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Manchester, Greater Manchester
£24,000 - £26,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, 25 flexible hours
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Main responsibilities

  • Support victims that have been referred to Migdal Emunah from other agencies or self referral
  • Managing the immediate family of the victim and signpost for support where necessary
  • Supporting service users in making informed choices about their future options
  • Explain relevant criminal, legal and civil remedies to service users as required
  • Assess the risk and support needs of service users
  • Develop individual support plans to address risks /support needs of clients
  • Ensure that service users are aware of the services to which they are entitled and advocate for them to help them access services
  • Understand the legal framework relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults including the policy and procedures in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Support ISVA service users through the Criminal Justice system, explaining the procedures and their role and rights within that system, referring to Victim Support or the Witness Care Service as appropriate
  • Supporting the service user in making a witness statement and attending court
  • Keep the service user informed about case progress on behalf of the police in line with the requirements of the Victims Code of Practice
  • Assist service users accessing special measures
  • Liaising with the police, CPS and other service providers on behalf of the service user
  • Help service users to develop their own support network
  • Refer on and arrange meetings with other agencies/services as necessary, for instance, sexual health services, mental health, drug and alcohol, counselling, housing, support groups etc.
  • Actively and positively engage with other voluntary sector agencies
  • Maintain and update records of all cases including initial referral, risk assessment, subsequent risk assessment, care and safety plans, and action taken
  • To understand and assess other support needs of service users, for example translation or interpretation needs and be fully aware of available resources
  • Contribute to the development of policies, protocols, guidelines, strategies within practice area if necessary

ISVA Person Specification

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the impact of sexual violence and sexual abuse on victims
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and housing legislation
  • Understanding of the principles of risk assessment and safety planning
  • Knowledge and experience of what other agencies can offer to support victims of sexual violence
  • Knowledge of the complexities for victims with regards to cultural and communal perspective
  • Pro-active
  • Strong crisis management skills
  • Understanding of the process of help seeking and barriers to seeking help
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate: word-processing, emailing, data collection/spreadsheets
  • Ability and willingness to work in partnership and as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own without close supervision
  • Ability to manage caseload and work priorities
  • Ability to share sensitive information, adhering to protocols
  • Understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues and legal responsibilities
  • Willingness to undertake regular training
  • Willingness and ability to work with both male and female victims
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity issues
  • Ability to work safely and within boundaries

Desirable:

  • Completed accredited Children & Young Person’s ISVA training course
  • Professional qualification in social work or related field
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people
  • Current full driving licence and own vehicle

As a requirement for this position you will be required to be DBS checked.

Application Instructions

CV & cover letter.

Posted on: 19 April 2021
Closing date: 30 April 2021
Tags: Advice, Information,Advocacy

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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