Ingatestone, Essex
Up to £24504.36 per annum
Contract
Job description

Victim Support are looking to recruit a full-time Domestic Abuse Caseworker based in our Ingatestone office. This is a fixed term contract until March 31st 2023.

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 main purpose of the role is to manage a caseload of people who have been affected by Domestic Abuse. Directly providing one to one support and indirectly, through onward referral to other agencies. To undertake face to face emotional support and provide advice, information and advocacy. To work closely with other agencies to deliver the best possible outcome for victims and within a multi-agency setting develop personalized action plans and ensure delivery against these plans through regular monitoring and feedback.



To be successful in the role, you will have experience of managing a caseload and be experienced in working with victims of domestic abuse. This role requires strong crisis management skills, an understanding of risk management and an enhanced DBS.



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

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Refreshed on: 07 December 2021
Closed date: 28 December 2021
Job ref: 3774
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker