Accrington, Lancashire
£22153.22 - £24234.80 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Children's Independent Sexual Violence Advisor in our Accrington Office

Lancashire Victim Services is delivered by Victim Support (VS),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.

We are recruiting for an Children and Young Persons Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA). You will be responsible for conducting risk and needs assessments, developing support plans and delivering non-therapeutic support to young victims of rape and sexual abuse.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and the ability to adapt your approach to engage effectively with young people aged between 5 - 18.

You will have an understanding of trauma and the importance of trauma informed practice and an excellent and thorough understanding of the nature of sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual coercion including the impact on children and the legal and practical remedies available.

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role, however if you have transferable skills and a passion for the role full training will be provided.

You will need to be a car owner as you will be travelling across East Lancashire primarily but on occasion will support young people across the wider Lancashire footprint.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area.

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.

More about Victim Support
Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 27 October 2021
Job ref: 3654
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker