West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
West-Midlands (Hybrid)
Worcester, Worcestershire
£27041 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role overview
WMRSASC has an exciting new role within our established Advocacy team. The Additional Needs Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ChISVA) will offer support and advocacy to children and young people that have been referred into the service.

Main Responsibilities:

- Demonstrate an understanding of the additional communication and support needs of individual clients with health and/or developmental conditions.
- Support children and young people with additional needs to access ISVA support and meet their support needs within the remit of the service
- Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to children and young people.
- Help children and young people to access appropriate therapeutic interventions and to develop their own support network.
- Where necessary provide emotional and practical support through the criminal justice system.
- Risk assess and help children and young people keep safe.
- Support children and young people to access their rights.
- Support children and young people to access health and other services they require.
- Monitor and keep children and young people informed of case progress.
- Consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with all children and young people.
- Contribute towards service development.
- Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
- Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with other agencies and professionals working with clients with additional needs
- Participate in group work facilitation.
- Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.
- Promote the principles of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the post holder may be required to support clients in Herefordshire and must have the ability to travel throughout both counties.

WMRSASC benefits:
Access to accredited training programmes
Hybrid working
26 days holiday plus 8 statutory holidays per annum (pro rata to hours worked), increasing to 31 days following five years' continuous service.
5% Employer Pension Contribution
Benenden Health Scheme
Company sick pay (after successfully probationary period)
Regular clinical and case management supervision

The closing date for this position is 01st August 2022.

Salary £27,041
Location: Worcester
Contract Type: Full time Permanent

Ref: 134329

Posted on: 30 June 2022
Closed date: 28 July 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 134326
Tags: Support Worker