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Victim Support

Senior CYP Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Job Type

Salary

Location

Contract

Reference 

£25,851

Posted Date

Lancashire

Closing Date

3321

4 June 2021

18 July 2021

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 for an experienced and dynamic Senior CYP Domestic Abuse Practitioner to develop and manage a new team of staff supporting Children and Young people with the impact of domestic abuse.

The post is fixed term until the end of June 2023. The main duties and responsibilities of this role include overseeing a team in the delivery of evidenced based interventions both on a 1:1 basis and through the delivery of group work sessions in schools and the community.

Our Senior CYP Domestic Abuse Practitioner will develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the needs of children and young people, involving them in service design, delivery and evaluation.

The role will also require you to develop good working relationships with partner agencies.

You must have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues for children and young people experiencing crime, domestic abuse and relationship abuse.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement in a comparable role within a service-driven organisation, including knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

This post will be based across Lancashire and linked to specific school clusters. Whilst you will primarily cover a section of the county, there will be an expectation for you to be mobile, willing and able to support the delivery of service across Lancashire.

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 you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

Victim Support 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.

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