Preston, Lancashire (On-site)
Up to £20109.89 per annum
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Domestic Abuse Triage Worker to join the Independent Domestic Abuse team in one of our Lancashire Offices, working 37.5 hours a week.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?

Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

If yes, then we'd love to hear from you

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

  • Flexible working options including hybrid working
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
  • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
  • Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
  • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
  • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression

About the role:

This role is based at one of our Lancashire Offices. After six months probation you will be eligible to apply for hybrid working. All travel costs to and from appointments from your office base will be reimbursed.

As a Domestic Abuse Triage Worker you will be:

  • Making initial contact, assessing and providing information to victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Providing any immediate safety and support needs for the victims/and their children(s) including safeguarding when required.
  • Providing administrative support to our wider IDVA team to support them in the delivery of Independent Domestic Abuse advocacy to victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Liaising with the police and other agencies to ensure all relevant information is collected including safe contact numbers and consent from victims/survivors.
  • Gathering feedback from service users and collating this into monthly reports and contributing to monitoring information for the service.
  • Participating in regular supervisions and reviews.

You will need to:

  • Have a good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their children.
  • Understand the myths, facts and misconceptions about domestic abuse.
  • Understand Safeguarding issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues.
  • Understand the needs of victims/survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Understand the effects of trauma and the importance of trauma informed practice.
  • Have a good understanding of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Have strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
  • Have excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use IT applications competently including, Microsoft Word, Excel etc. and Case Management systems in order to keep accurate records and monitoring your performance.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

About Us:
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.

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 may 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.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.

We looking forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

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: 12 August 2022
Closing date: 02 September 2022 at 09:53
Job ref: 4382
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker