Victim Support is recruiting for a full time Children & Young peoples caseworker to work across the South London area.
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 purpose of the role is to deliver a specialist enhanced service to all young victims of crime across London with a focus on supporting young people affected by serious youth and gang related violence, as well as the delivery of the support to young victims of crime using appropriate service guidance and policy framework.
The main duties for this role are to develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people who have been victims 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 worker must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, gangs culture and serious violence. It is a necessity that you have the ability to develop creative solution focused interventions with vulnerable children and young people. You should have the ability to negotiate, advocate and influence others. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people. 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 need to develop and manage local partnerships, to develop a consistent and joined up approach.
You will be required to use existing data capture systems to ensure appropriate data is gathered for reporting purposes and ensure reporting is timely.
The role does require travelling across South London.
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.