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Children & Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
£21,000 – £22,855 a year – Contract

*** Female applicants only ***

Due to the remit to provide services to vulnerable women and children, and hence the sensitive nature of the work roles of the organisation, *** only female applicants for posts are considered ***, in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Paragraph 1).

*** Due to the remit of this work a satisfactory enhanced DBS will be required ***

Title: Children & Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CYP ISVA)

Hours per week (%FTE): 32.5 (100% FTE)

Salary: £21,000 – £22,855 per annum – dependant on experience

Length: Fixed term contract to March 2019

Probationary Period: 6 Months

Location: Walsall

Are you a highly motivated, resourceful individual with experience in supporting young victims of crime?

Do you want to assist in enabling children to reach their full potential by providing essential care and advocacy at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives?

Interested? Looking to move forward in your specialist career?

We wish to recruit a passionate and empathic support professional for children, young people and families who have suffered sexual crime.

The role comes with an internal and external training package, supervision, pension scheme and offers opportunity to progress professionally within the service.

The role involves no counselling or therapy work – it is a support role only

1. Please find below a brief synopsis of the role:

  • Providing support and advocacy to children aged between 5 – 18 years who have experienced sexual crime – this can include recent or historic abuse, intra and extra-familial abuse, child sexual exploitation and grooming.
  • You will be working with both the client and their families/carers to establish a support network and create a complete package of support, within and outside the criminal justice system.
  • You will be based in a specialist support and therapy service and will be required to deliver duties across various outreach locations across the Black Country and South Staffordshire. (travel expenses paid)
  • Building rapport and trust with service users through regular support sessions, which can be a combination of face to face appointments, telephone, email, text, skype/facetime.
  • Completing risk and needs assessments and conducting in-depth safety planning and signposting where necessary
  • Supporting and advising service users on legal options and the criminal justice system which can include arranging pre-trial visits and advise service users on how to respond to possible outcomes, as well as informing service users on the investigative and prosecution processes of the criminal justice system

2. Essential Skill/experience requirements

  • At least 2 years’ experience of direct support and advocacy to under 18yrs old victims of crime
  • Have experience of working with police, CPS, social services on behalf of child victims of crime
  • Deliver and act upon risk and needs assessments of under 18’s as service users.
  • Demonstrate resilience and an ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • The successful post holder must have access to private transport.

Candidates who live more than 50 miles from the job base will be expected to detail travel arrangements to meet the contracted hours of the post.

3. Application Information

Wish to apply? Read the below information and click on the Apply Now  link at the bottom of this job page

  • Submit your CV
  • Include your private/personal or work email address which will be needed to send application pack to you by email

Failure to do this will add unnecessary delay in your application process, as the application pack will not be delivered as an attachment due to security protocols with Indeed web-mailing

Candidates may return completed applications by hand, post or, as a scanned copy by email

Application Request, Submission and Closing date 28th July 2017

Please note: The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: £21,000.00 to £22,855.00 /year

Required education:

  • Secondary education

Required experience:

  • direct support and advocacy to under 18s: 2 years
  • working with safeguarding teams: 2 years
  • delivering information, advice and guidance to under 18s: 2 years
  • supporting child victims of crime: 2 years
  • risk and needs assessing under 18 victims of crime: 2 years

Required licence or certification:

  • Access to private transport
Please review all application instructions before applying to Crisis Point.