Luton, Bedfordshire
Up to £20922.24 per annum
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a full time Victim Contact Worker to work as part of the Luton Youth Offending Service. This is a fixed term role until 31.03.2022 with the possibility of being extended subject to funding.

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.

This role is to ensure there is a systematic victim perspective in relation to work with young people who offend, particularly in regard to communicating victim safety issues and implementing restorative justice measures.

The main duties include making contact with victims of crime on behalf of the Youth Offending Service. To ensure that victims are supported and signposted to relevant agencies. To provide the Youth Offending Service with accurate written feedback regarding the views and feelings of the victim for use in a range of reports, assessments, management oversight and resettlement planning.

This post holder will be seconded to and based in the Luton Youth Offending Service and receive referrals, case management supervision and managerial oversight from the YOS Operations Manager.

The successful applicant will need to be able to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands/needs and interests and promote organisation interests and values.

This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Check.

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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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: 29 April 2021
Closing date: 13 May 2021
Job ref: 3202
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker
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