Eastleigh, Hampshire
£17,085.44 per annum (FTE £24,407.78 per annum)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a part-time Anti-Social Behaviour Project Caseworker this role is office based in Hampshire with some home working.

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

In Hampshire VS has a specialist Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) team that works closely with local housing providers to support those who have been affected by ASB. The service covers Hampshire as well as parts of surrounding counties of Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex.

In this role you will use your knowledge of Housing related legislation and excellent interpersonal skills to provide tailored one-to-one support to those who are experiencing ASB. This will include the provision of wraparound support to help them to cope and recover and will involve multiagency working where appropriate to address complex needs.

You will contact clients referred to the service to offer support, conduct risk assessments, referring onwards as appropriate, as well as managing a caseload of clients providing emotional support, advice, information and advocacy. You will work in partnership with local agencies, in particular with Housing Officers, to develop personalised action plans for ASB victims and ensure delivery against these plans through regular monitoring and feedback. You will be organised and be able to manage a demanding caseload with changing priorities and will be able to work well independently and as part of a team. You will have a supportive and empathetic approach to service users who are often in distressing situations.

The salary for this role is £16,750.30 per annum (FTE £23,929 per annum)

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.

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 supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. 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 believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

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Victim Support

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

Refreshed on: 01 August 2021
Closed date: 04 August 2021
Job ref: 3431
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker