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Victim Support

Caseworker- Children & Young People

Job Type

Salary

Location

Fixed Term

Region

£18,095.72

Posted Date

North West

11 February 2022

Lancashire

Closing Date

18 February 2022

Victim Support is looking for a Caseworker- Children and Young People (CYP) based in Preston or Blackpool and covering the Lancashire area.

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.

Lancashire Victim support is commissioned to deliver NEST Lancashire, which is a specialist service to support young victims of crime.

An opportunity has arisen for two CYP case worker to join the NEST team to deliver the service to the young people of Lancashire. The posts will be for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

You will be based at either our Preston or Blackpool office, however you may be expected to cover other areas of Lancashire if a need is identified needed.

As a CYP worker you will play a vital role in delivering our structured support service to young victims of crime and domestic abuse (aged 5-18). You will be responsible for establishing contact with victims to assess the impact of crime and providing appropriate information and support as needed.

You will have the relevant professional qualification and evidence of successfully delivering support to vulnerable children and young people. An understanding of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime and the impact and effects of trauma and abuse.

You will be confident; self-motivated and have the ability and experience to motivate others to achieve results. Along with a high resilience and the ability to work under pressure.

You must hold a full clean driving license (and access to a car). * If you have a disability that prevents you from driving please specify so we can assess what reasonable adjustments can be made.

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 outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. 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.

Victim Support is 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. Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required for this role.

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.

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