Victim Support is looking for a full time Caseworker- Children & Young People, known internally as a Children & Young People (CYP) Caseworker based in West Yorkshire in the Bradford area.
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.
Main purpose of a Children & Young Person (CYP) Caseworker is to offer and provide, where that offer is accepted, tailored one-to-one support to children and young people who have been effected by crime. This will include the provision of wraparound support to help victims cope, recover and develop resilience to future victimisation and will involve multiagency working where appropriate to address complex needs. This is a full time role for 37.5hours per week and is fixed term until 31/03/2023.
In this role you will assist victims in ensuring they receive the support required to complete their journey through the criminal justice system and access additional support services. Work alongside a team of staff and volunteers to reflect the community and the needs of the victims and utilise resources in the team to deliver individual, bespoke services to vulnerable victims.
Liaise closely with all internal Victim Support services and external agencies to ensure victims' needs are met and a partnership approach is developed and reporting requirements are met. Develop and maintain effective working relationships and promote effective communication between staff and other stakeholders.
Travel will be required to meet the needs of victims and to fulfil the role. There will also be a need for occasional travel outside of the contract area to meet the demands of the role and for training or staff meetings
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.
As the services are provided between 8am -8pm,Monday to Friday, Saturday 8-4 pm, you will be required to work flexibly across those times covering Monday to Friday 8-4pm with occasional late cover 12-8pm and Saturdays on a rota basis.
Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as A. 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 is 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 for this role.
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 reserve the right to close this vacancy early should suitable applications be received.