We have an exciting opportunity for a Homicide caseworker to join the South West and West Midlands Homicide Support Service team in the West Midlands (Staffordshire), working 22.5 hours a week. This post is fixed term covering an 8 month period.
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 in the West Midlands team, with focus on the Staffordshire area however sometimes you may be asked to support clients residing in other areas within our team.
This is a home working opportunity however travel around the area is also required. We can be flexible with the days and hours worked between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
You will be joining a passionate and committed service who provide a high quality and bespoke support to people bereaved by Homicide.
As a Homicide Case Worker you will:
- Provide a high-quality, front-line service to those bereaved through homicide
- Deliver practical & emotional support using specialist commissioned services
- Manage a case-load acting as the key contact for clients
- Maintain multi-agency links with Police Family Liaison Officers (FLOs) & other organisations
- Determine the appropriate involvement of homicide trained volunteers on a case by case basis and oversee their work
- Make effective links with operational colleagues in their region including the Witness Service to ensure a seamless service to bereaved people
- Support applicable clients through domestic homicide reviews and advocating on their behalf were necessary
You will need experience of working with bereaved people, victim of violent crime or other vulnerable clients. You should be able to manage a complex caseload providing advice, support and guidance through the criminal justice system. It is essential that you are able to communicate effectively and sensitively.
Ideally, you will hold a full UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes as travel throughout the area is a requirement of this role. If you have a disability that prevents you from driving please specify so we can assess what reasonable adjustments can be made.
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.
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 look 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.