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Children and Young People Caseworker
23 February 2022
Lancashire or Blackpool
20 March 2022
We have an exciting opportunity for a Children & Young People Caseworker to join the Victim Support team in Lancashire. Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it? Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you…
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:
- Flexible working options including hybrid working
- 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days plus Bank Holidays
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
- Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression
About the role:
An opportunity has arisen for a case worker to join the NEST team to deliver the service to the young people of Lancashire. This is a full time post, Monday to Friday 9:00 till 17:00 with a need to do at least 2 days per week 10:30 till 18:30. The post is Fixed Term till March 2023.
You will be based at either our Blackpool or Lancaster 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 (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.
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 may 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.
How to Apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
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