£26,486.22 per annum including London Weighting
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Children & Young People Caseworker to cover West London. This post is fixed term until 31 March 2021.

Victim Support (VS) 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 respect they deserve.

The main purpose of this role is to deliver a specialist enhanced service to all young victims and witnesses of crime across West London: Supporting all young victims and witnesses in a trauma informed approach, increasing protective factors and reducing the risk factors around the young person, while increasing their resilience levels. Delivering innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people who been victims or witnesses of crime. Applicants will be required to work closely with children and young people in the project to involve them in service design, delivery and evaluation including coordination of local youth forum.

To be successful in the role, our children and young person's caseworkers must have in knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement. It is a necessity that you have the ability to develop creative solution focussed interventions with vulnerable children and young people. You should have the ability to negotiate, advocate and influence others.

You will need to develop and manage local partnerships, to develop a consistent and joined up approach. You will be expected to provide practical and emotional support in a way that is approachable, flexible and caring, showing empathy at all times, as well as being tenacious in support of your clients and being able to solve problems and surmount the challenges posed by the criminal justice system.

You will need to ensure that all services are delivered within a strong safeguarding framework and that services are also delivered within a strong Equality and Diversity Framework.

You will be required to use existing data capture systems to ensure appropriate data is gathered for reporting purposes and ensure reporting is timely.

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 providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. 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 welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

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Posted on: 22 September 2020
Closed date: 13 October 2020
Job ref: 2899
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker