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Domestic Abuse Caseworker - Croydon

Published: 11 July 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £21,000 per annum including London Weighting
Location: Croydon Family Justice Centre and Clapham Junction
Closing Date: 1 August 2016

This is a temporary contract due to end on or before 30 June 2017.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver front line services to victims of domestic abuse within assigned boroughs in London. This is a specialist role focussing on support at court with attendance at both the Magistrates and Crown court as required. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of victims of domestic abuse, directly through initial contact, risk assessment, one-to-one support, and indirectly through onward referrals to Domestic Abuse services, other agencies and volunteers. You will attend relevant meetings when required on behalf of Victim Support, as well as support volunteers by providing advice and information on Domestic Abuse issues and cases. You will also be responsible for keeping and maintaining accurate and confidential records, and for providing information to management as and when required.

The successful candidate will have strong experience in supporting victims of domestic abuse at court and with a proven track record in maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries at all times. You must have knowledge and experience in using CAADA/DASH risk and needs assessment frameworks. Working knowledge in Safeguarding issues and legal responsibilities is required, as well as a proven track record in planning, prioritising and organising workload. It is also essential that you have a proven track record in working collaboratively with statutory and voluntary partner. You will need to demonstrate your ability to keep accurate records and statistics in a form which is accessible and useful to funders and the local senior management team. Bilingual or multilingual skills are highly desirable.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory checks made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and depending on where the post is based, some posts may require satisfactory police vetting or vetting by a medical establishment.

In return, we offer a pension, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), along with other benefits and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and being a vital force for change.

Please download the application pack below.  You should provide explicit evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which is marked in the person specification as (s) in the supporting statement form provided. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact people who have been shortlisted for interview.

The closing date for this role is Monday 1st August 2016 at 9am

To apply, please download the application pack below and return it to georgina.lotinga@victimsupport.org.uk by the closing date, quoting the full job title and reference number.

We do not require assistance from any recruitment agency.

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Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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