Kidderminster, Hereford and Worcester
Up to £22440 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for an Independent Victim Advocate to cover Wyre Forest and South Shropshire.

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 successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate and provide a tailored support package to the most complex and vulnerable victims of crime. As a case leadership role, the Independent Victims Advocate (IVA) will offer a single point of contact, providing immediate emotional support and undertaking a structured needs and risk assessment in order to develop a full end to end cope and recovery support plan. The IVA will also be responsible for the case management of volunteers.

Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality, safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection Act. In addition you must be able to demonstrate an active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. It is also essential you can demonstrate that you are able to work without direct supervision, that you can prioritise your work and deal with competing demands in an organised and methodical manner. Good IT skills are essential as is the ability to record, store and process data for reporting purposes.

The IVA position has an accreditation process that is worked toward on the job.

This position is based in Kidderminster but travel across West Mercia will be required. You will be supporting victims predominantly in the Wyre Forest and South Shropshire area.

Interviews will be held on Monday 25 November 2019.

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

VS 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.

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 takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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Victim Support

VS is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, ... Read more

Posted on: 31 October 2019
Closed date: 17 November 2019
Job ref: 2423
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker