Victim Support is looking for a Children and Young People Case Worker to work as part of our NEST team 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.
The aim of the role is to deliver a high quality child victims service, within a multi-agency service delivery framework, that ensures a more timely, rounded and effective early help support for children and young people whose experience of crime places them at heightened risk of harm and other long-term adverse outcomes.
The purpose of the job is to take a key role in delivery of the following aspects of the programme in the designated area. This includes: the delivery of the young victims service in line with commissioner's requirements and within the appropriate service guidance and policy framework; Recruiting, managing and developing volunteers/peer mentors who will support young victims and witnesses of crime; Developing and enhancing local key stakeholder relationships and work in partnership with other agencies to manage risk and deliver co-ordinated support and; maintaining and enhancing service delivery standards and effectiveness.
To be successful in the role, you will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation of comparable size, scope and complexity. You will also have an understanding of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime and the impact and effects of trauma.
You will be able to work on your own initiative, prioritising work and dealing with competing or conflicting demands/ needs and interests in an organised and methodical manner. You will also have the ability to develop creative solution focussed interventions with vulnerable children and young people, to negotiate, advocate and influence others and to build effective volunteer teams and sustain relationships.
Car use is essential to this role.
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.
The role is predominantly Mon-Fri 9-5 or 10-6 but there is an expectation that work may also need to be completed outside of those core hours.
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.
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.
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