£21741.30 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for 3 experienced Domestic Abuse Independent Victim Advocates based in Lancashire

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 current Covid situation has led to a rise in reported cases of domestic abuse and we are looking for 3 experienced and committed individuals to join the team to provide holistic support to enable our clients to keep safe, understand their choices and options, including support through the criminal justice process.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the issues facing victims of domestic abuse and experience of supporting clients within a multi agency context. The role is demanding and you will need to have high levels of resilience and the ability to work in a fast paced environment providing person centred support that meets the needs of our clients. In particular the ability to identify risk and the legal and practical remedies available to reduce risk for our clients.

Initially the role will be home based (due to the Covid situation) but once restrictions ease you will be based in one of our offices in Accrington, Preston, Lancaster or Blackpool. You will work with clients across the whole of Lancashire to support the team to flex to demand therefore you will need to be a driver with access to a car. You will also need to have high levels if IT literacy and be accustomed to record keeping and case management.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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.

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 providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. 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 welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the 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.

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Posted on: 15 July 2020
Closed date: 11 August 2020
Job ref: 2764
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker