Newcastle, TYNE and WEAR
Up to £12600 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a part time Anti Social Behaviour Worker (22.5 hours per week) to support the victims of ASB across the South Tyneside area.

Victim Support 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 the respect they deserve.

We are looking for a part time Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) worker to continue our work providing emotional and practical support to victims of ASB in the South Tyneside area. Based within the South Tyneside Homes office in South Shields Town Hall, you will deliver the support via phone and face to face appointments/home visits. As well as casework, you will also assist with the supervision and support of our small team of ASB volunteers who help provide the service. It can be challenging for people coping with ASB (eg consistent & disruptive noise, intimidation by neighbours, possibly not feeling safe in your own home - all having a negative impact on victims' physical and mental wellbeing) and this role is about improving the quality of life for people in this situation. You'll also be regularly liaising with external agencies, housing providers and the police.

To be successful in this role, you'll have experience of delivering a support service and working directly with clients in a statutory, voluntary or community work setting; have IT skills in order to maintain case records and produce activity reports; compassion, empathy and listening skills; and the ability to work without daily on site management.

The post is for 22.5 hours per week and hours can be worked flexibly across weekdays. Occasional out of office hours might be required to suit the needs of clients. You will need to be able and willing to travel around South Tyneside to deliver the service.

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 on the Persons Specification (S). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (in the Jobs Section) and complete and submit an online application form.

If you'd like to help us make a difference to people's lives, we'd love to hear from you!

This post is funded currently until 31 August 2020 and we hope to secure funding to continue it past this date.

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. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

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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Posted on: 06 June 2019
Closed date: 01 July 2019
Job ref: 2148
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work