Windermere, Cumbria
Kendal, Cumbria
Lancaster, Lancashire
Ulverston, Cumbria
£24248.60 per annum
Contract, FTC until 31/07/22, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker to join our South Cumbria team. The role is home based within Cumbria and will require regular travel across the South of the county. This is a fixed term post until 31/07/2022

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of 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.

Due to additional funding we are expanding the Turning the Spotlight team in Cumbria. We are developing a high risk perpetrator programme and are recruiting additional caseworkers and facilitators across Cumbria, to work with both standard/medium and high risk families. We have one additional post in South Cumbria. Turning the Spotlight is a busy service supporting families experiencing domestic abuse.

As Prevention worker for Cumbria you will be responsible for a case load supporting clients on a one to one basis and group facilitation.

You will need to be a team player, willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of our clients and be able to prioritise and manage your own caseload. You will also have an excellent understanding of and commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity.

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.

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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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Posted on: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Job ref: 3599
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker