Stafford, Staffordshire
Up to £22815.97 per annum
Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for Children and Young People (CYP) DA practitioners based in Staffordshire; they are fixed term contracts until the end of March 2023.

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.

New Era is the holistic Domestic Abuse service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, offering free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families affected by domestic abuse. This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2023. The main purpose of the Children and Young People (CYP) DA practitioner is to deliver a specialist service to all young victims affected by Domestic Abuse across Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of crime, using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a 1:1 basis and through the delivery of small group work sessions. Our Children and Young People (CYP) DA Practitioner will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery and evaluation. The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies.

Our Children and Young People (CYP) DA Practitioner must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, domestic abuse and relationship abuse. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

These posts will be based in our Stafford Office, although may begin by working from home. Whilst you will primarily cover this area, there will be an expectation for you to be mobile, willing and able to support the delivery of service across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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 (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 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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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: 08 October 2021
Closed date: 22 October 2021
Job ref: 3642
Tags: Support Worker