City of London, London
Up to £26022.41 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking to recruit a Children and Young People's Independent Victim Advocate in the Triage Service based in Earls Court, London. Current working is at home and in office for a couple of days a week. This position is to cover maternity leave until 16th April 2022.

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.

The purpose of the role is to deliver high quality holistic support to all young victims and witnesses of crime referred to Victim Support whether by the Police, another agency or self-referred. You will lead on completing initial needs and risk assessments that are comprehensive and holistic and providing immediate and short term intervention to clients. Where longer term support is required you will refer them to the correct area for them to see a caseworker internally or refer externally as appropriate. You will be expected to provide practical and emotional support in a way that is approachable, flexible and caring, showing empathy at all times. You will be tenacious in support of your clients and be able to solve problems and surmount the challenges posed by the criminal justice system. You will provide this service over the phone and through email.

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 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.

Victim Support is 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 may/will be (delete depending on the role) 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.

If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

More about 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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Refreshed on: 15 December 2021
Closed date: 22 December 2021
Job ref: 3771
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker