West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
West-Midlands
£27539 per annum
Contract, 18 Months, Full-time
Job description
Role overview

West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre has a vacancy for a Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Fixed term 18 month contract to cover maternity leave- to start as soon as possible

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

The post is based in Worcestershire however the post holder will be required, at times, to provide support to clients in Herefordshire to meet the needs of demand

We are looking for a highly motivated Independent Sexual Violence Advocate to provide emotional and practical support to individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or rape.

The purpose of this role is to provide a high quality, specialist service to victims of sexual violence working within a multi-agency setting to provide an empathic and pro-active support service to victims of sexual violence aged 5+, within and outside of the criminal justice system.

Main Responsibilities:

- Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to clients aged 5 upwards, this role will involve supporting adults and children.
- Help clients to access appropriate therapeutic interventions and to develop their own support network
- Where necessary provide emotional, practical and advocacy support through the Criminal Justice System
- Monitor and keep clients informed of case progress if involved with the Criminal Justice Process
- Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services
- Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records
- Support clients to access their rights
- Develop an understanding of local and regional communities to improve referral pathways for male clients
- Contribute towards service development
- Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
- Attend training relevant to the ISVA role
- Support the wider WMRSASC services as and when demand requires

The closing date for this opportunity is 13th December 2021

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £27,539
Posted on: 15 November 2021
Closed date: 13 December 2021
Job ref: 104678
Tags: Support Worker