Basildon, Essex
Epping, Essex
Ingatestone, Essex
Chelmsford, Essex
£26,530.20 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Senior Caseworker to join our Essex team. This role is based at our Ingatestone office and will require travel across the region as required.

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.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual who is experienced and passionate about supporting victims of crime. The role of an Senior Caseworker is one that you can make your own and your prior experience, either from work, university or your personal life will be considered during screening, so please do apply even if your skills and background are not an ideal fit. An ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Criminal Justice System and be aware of the challenges and barriers that victims of crime can face when recovering from their experience of crime however this is not essential as you will receive a comprehensive training package as part of your induction process. What is essential is that you are solution focused, have resilience to manage the challenges that come with this work and look to learn from and work closely with the rest of your team. Ideally, you will have experience of case management and supervision & can bring energy, resilience & empathy to our clients & team.

You will be one of a team of 2 Senior Practitioners, supporting a team of Caseworkers & Service Delivery Assistants who work across the county of Essex. You will be based in our Ingatestone office working in collaboration with our other Senior Caseworker, Communities Manager & the wider team.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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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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

Refreshed on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Job ref: 3594
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker