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Victim Support

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Warwickshire

Salary

Location

£24,382.87

Posted Date

9 July 2022

Bedworth Police Station or Leamington Spa

Closing Date

8 August 2022

You will be working from an office location at either Leamington Spa or Bedworth and will be supporting young people across Warwickshire so access to a vehicle will be required. As a Children & Young Persons Domestic Abuse Caseworker you will be working closely with the children's team to offer support to children and young people in schools or community settings.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include delivering support to young victims of crime, using appropriate service guidance and policy framework, both on a 1:1 basis and through the delivery of small group work sessions. You 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.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

About Us:

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.

We looking forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

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

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