Up to £21224.16 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a full-time victim focused Caseworker internally known as Specialist Support Caseworker for their external services in the busy National Contact Centre based in St Mellon's, Cardiff.

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.

The main purpose of the role is to provide confidential information and support for victims and witnesses who contact the centre in relation to our Fraud support work with banks and financial institutions, victims of Sexual Misconduct and Bullying and Harassment and our health care regulators.

The role of a Specialist Support Caseworker is one that you can make your own and your prior experience, either from work, university or your personal life will be considered during screening so please do apply even if your skills and background are not an ideal fit. An ideal candidate will have experience of supporting victims and or witnesses and be aware of the challenges and barriers that victims of crime can face when recovering from their experience of crime however this is not essential as you will receive a comprehensive training package as part of your induction process. What is essential is that you are solution focused, have resilience to manage the challenges that come with this work and look to learn from and work closely with the rest of your team.

To be successful in the role, you will have knowledge and understanding of relevant agencies and resources, the importance of confidentiality and safe working practice as well as the impact of Fraud and Sexual harassment and Violence. You will have the experience of supporting victims and vulnerable people. You will be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form, including telephone skills. You will be able to deal sensitively with challenging and emotionally charged situations, demonstrating empathy and controlling your own emotions. You will also be able to demonstrate a strong customer services focus.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. 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.

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.

We hold the right to close this job early should we have enough suitable applicants

More about Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 11 February 2022
Job ref: 3845
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker