City of London, London
Up to £23221.78 per annum + plus £2,800 p.a London Weighting
Contract
Job description

Victim Support is looking a Children And Young Person's Domestic Abuse Advocate covering London with flexibility in location.

This position is covering maternity leave until end of 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 the role is to deliver specialist and enhanced support to young people who have experienced Domestic Violence Abuse (DVA) in the home. You will be responsible for ensuring that high quality and early interventions are delivered to Children and Young People (CYP) affected by DVA. This is a partnership with Chance UK; you will work as a team with Chance UK and with partners in London to coordinate support.

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 experiencing 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 will be provided.

Special working conditions:This role will require a DBS check as you will be working independently with young people, some flexible working hours including occasional weekend and evening work as required in line with the needs of the young person.

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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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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: 05 June 2020
Closed date: 12 June 2020
Job ref: 2709
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker