Barking, Greater London
£12,075.32 per annum (£23,221.78 FTE per annum) plus £1,456 London Weighting (£2,800 FTE)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Victim Support Children and Young people's service is looking to recruit a part time Children and Young People DV Advocates based in London.

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.

Do you want to make a difference and believe that you have the skills to support children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse? Do you want to work for a highly innovative and exciting national charity organisation that plays a vital role in ensuring that these services are in place to support these people?

Come and join us at Victim Support, we are looking for a part time (19.5 hours) Advocate to deliver support to children and young people, who have experience in supporting individuals who have witnessed domestic abuse. We are a national charity helping people affected by crime. As we face the challenges and opportunities of developing and delivering our services nationwide, we are looking for outstanding people to drive the organisation forward.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver specialist and enhanced support to children and young people aged 4-17 who have experienced Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) in the home. You will be responsible for ensuring that high quality interventions are delivered to Children and Young People (CYP) affected by DVA to improve the children's safety and wellbeing, including creating safety plans, liaising with health, education and criminal justice agencies, and arranging access to financial and other practical support. Children and young people will be supported through one-to-one work sessions to address issues of self-esteem, manage emotions and feelings of blame and responsibility. The sessions also aim to improve children's understanding of abusive behaviour, healthy relationships and conflict resolution.

The successful candidate must have the knowledge and experience of delivering a service for Children and Young People (CYP), and have successfully engaged youth within a service-driven organisation of comparable size, scope and complexity. It is also essential that you have an understanding of current issues faced by CYP affected domestic abuse. You will need to demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions with CYPs' involvement, and demonstrate negotiating, advocacy and influencing skills. The ability to write high quality support plans is essential, and training is provided.

In return, we offer 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 (s). 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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

Victim support welcomes calls from Textphone users via Text Relay.

We do not require assistance from any recruitment agency.

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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: 06 February 2020
Closed date: 20 February 2020
Job ref: 2569
Tags: Support Worker