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Swindon (Hybrid)
£16646.40 - £26010.00 per annum
Part-time (BBTECH_RESERVED:Text100)
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Adult Caseworker (known internally as an Independent Victim Advocate) to join the team in Wiltshire, working 24 hours a week.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?

Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

If yes, then we'd love to hear from you…

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

    • Flexible working options including hybrid working
    • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
    • An extra day off for your Birthday
    • Pension with 5% employer contribution
    • Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity & paternity payments
    • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
    • Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
    • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
    • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression

About the role:

This role involves regular travel and due to the location, a driving license and access to a vehicle is considered an essential requirement. As an adult caseworker you will:

  • Ensure the delivery of excellent services to victims of crime through the direct provision of information and practical and emotional help from the point of crime, and onwards throughout the criminal justice process, where appropriate
  • Ensure that the overall aim of helping people cope and recover from the effects of crime is achieved
  • Act as a single point of contact, to undertake effective need and risk assessments of victims and their circumstances
  • Coordinate the overall delivery of the cope and recovery plan and recovery journey, working closely with other service providers to meet the needs of victims to enable them to cope and recover from the impact of crime

You will need:

  • Experience of delivering a service and working directly with service users in a statutory, voluntary or community work setting
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and/or families
  • Understanding and knowledge of an active commitment to promoting equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands/ needs and interests in an organised and methodical manner
  • Ability to needs assess, risk assess and empathise with the victim

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

About Us:

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.

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 may be required.

Victim Support strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.

As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.

We look forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

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Victim Support View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Refreshed on: 12 June 2024
Closing date: 03 July 2024 at 11:12
Job ref: 5632
Tags: Support Worker