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Young Person’s Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate - Barking

Published: 22 August 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £24,000 per annum (unqualified), £26,000 per annum (qualified) including London Weighting
Location: Barking, London
Closing Date: 13 September 2016

This is a temporary contract due to end on or before 31 March 2017, with potential to extend should funding be secured.

We're looking to recruit a Young Person's Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate to join our team in Barking.

The purpose of this role is to deliver frontline services to young people who have experienced domestic abuse. You will provide one on one support to young people who have either been victims of or witnessed domestic abuse by completing risk assessments, identifying needs and safety planning. You will work closely with the family and professionals to ensure the young person gets the adequate support required.

You will attend relevant meetings when required on behalf of Victim Support, as well as support volunteers by providing advice and information on the impact of domestic abuse on young people. You will deliver training and workshops to professionals and young people about the impact of domestic abuse. 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 a proven track record in maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries at all times. A working knowledge of 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 partners.

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. Some unsociable hours will be required.

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.

To apply, 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.

For any questions regarding the role please contact emma.jones@victimsupport.org.uk07939 944 521 or natasha.chopra@victimsupport.org.uk07984 259 638.

The closing date for this role is 9am on Tuesday 13 September 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 19 September.

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

We do not require assistance from any recruitment agency.

Victim Support welcomes calls from Textphone users via Text Relay.

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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