Victim support is looking for a Children and Young People Independent Sexual Violence Advisor based in West Yorkshire.
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.
Your primary role will be to provide a pro-active service primarily to children and young victims of sexual violence and adults as required within and outside the criminal justice system, throughout West Yorkshire. This involves risk assessment, helping clients access their rights, along with health and other services they require, monitoring and keeping victims informed of case progress and providing support through the criminal justice system. This role demands a high amount of resilience and the management of a high caseload.
You must have extensive experience of planning and delivering caseloads, with strong crisis management skills and an understanding of the needs of children and young victims that have experiencing sexual violence. You must have experience of risk assessment, support planning and risk management with children and young people and an understanding of CSE and how this affects the lives of children and families. An approved and accredited ISVA qualification is a distinct advantage or the willingness to complete the training is a requirement for this post.
You will be required to attend relevant meetings and will provide regular reports to your line manager and also undertake talks and presentations to local groups and agencies on the work of Victim Support, developing networks and partnerships and increasing the role of the service in the community. Good IT skills, knowledge of criminal justice issues and an understanding of the effects a court appearance can have on victims and witnesses of crime are also essential. You will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people from all areas of the community and be able to assist with the monitoring, evaluation and administration of written statistical reports on the project management for our external funders.
The post is subject to successful completion of a six month probationary period. The successful candidate will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and police vetting prior to commencing employment. This post demands travel across West Yorkshire.
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. 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.
Interviews to take place 30th October
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.
Victim Support is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We welcome applicants from all genders and all communities and as part of our commitment to the we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.