Accrington, Lancashire
Up to £12886 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Domestic Abuse Triage Worker based in Accrington

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.

Victim Support are commissioned to provide Lancashire Victim Services, supporting over 80,000 victims of crime each year in Lancashire. Our specialist domestic violence service supports victims of domestic abuse including those at high risk of harm. We have an opportunity to work as part of our specialist team in Accrington as a Triage Worker. This role is pivotal in ensuring that we offer the right support at the right time for those referred who are at a high risk of harm you will be responsible for completing initial need and risk assessments and offering appropriate safety information, signposting and support.

We are looking for a someone with a proven track record of working with victims of domestic abuse who really understands the needs, issues and barriers to support and has the skills to engage with clients. You will need an excellent telephone manner as well as the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines and timescales. You will need to be able to work efficiently at a fast pace in order to manage your workload and will have excellent IT skills.

You will be based in Accrington but initially due to the current circumstances will be working from home so you will need to have a confidential and appropriate space from which to work.

Closing date is 7th February and interviews will be held via Skype on Friday 12th February 2021 with an anticipated start date of 14th March 2021

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 and Essential). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

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 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 Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage. We also particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from LGBT+ Communities.

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Posted on: 11 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Job ref: 3072
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker