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Job description

Victim Support is looking to recruit a Children & Young People's Youth Advocate for the borough of Waltham Forest

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.

The main purpose of the Youth Advocate is to deliver a specialist service to young victims or witnesses of gang related crimes or serious youth violence.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of gang related crime, using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a 1:1 basis and work in partnership with other professional colleagues in the boroughs. The Youth Advocate will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies and undertake detached / outreach youth work with Youth and Community workers engaging with hard to reach and hard to engage young people within their own communities. The role will also involve developing and delivering workshops in schools and communities.

The successful candidates must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, gangs culture and serious violence. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

The post will be based in a VS office, but there will also be co-location working in the borough of Waltham Forest.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

VS are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks, Police vetting and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.

Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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VS is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, ... Read more

Posted on: 12 September 2019
Closing date: 26 September 2019
Job ref: 2344
Tags: Advocacy,Social Work
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