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Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Crisis PointWalsall WS4
£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).

Title: Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

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

Salary: £22855 per annum

Length: Fixed term contract to March 2018 – extended to March 2019, subject to funding confirmation

Probationary Period: 6 Months

Location: Black Country & South Staffs

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, resourceful individual with a desire to support children and families who require our services and 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.

You will be part of an experienced multidisciplinary team including psychodynamic and eclectic therapists and other ISVAs, who work together to provide high quality responsive services.

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.
  • Building rapport and trust with service users through regular support sessions, using a range of methods and tools (age appropriate).
  • 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
  • Facilitating multi-agency working and developing partnership working relationships to aid best outcomes for service users

Essential Skill/experience requirements

  • At least 2 years experience of direct support and advocacy to victims of sexual abuse, who are under 18 years of age
  • An in-depth understanding of sexual violence and child abuse and the impact it has on the victim.
  • Have experience of working with police, CPS, social services on behalf of victims of sexual crime
  • Deliver and act upon risk assessments of service users .
  • Demonstrate resilience and an ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • The successful post holder must be a car owner with a clean driving licence.
  • 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.

Notes to Candidates

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

Also, 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)

How to apply

  • Submit your CV
  • Ensure you include your private/personal or work email address which will be needed to return an application pack to you electronically.
  • 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 webmailing
  • Candidates may return completed applications by hand, post or, as a scanned copy

This job post will close for application requests on 26th April 2017

Deadline date for returning applications 28th April 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: £22,855.00 /year

Required education:

  • Secondary education

Required experience:

  • delivering information, advice and guidance to under 18s victims of sexual crime: 2 years
  • supporting victims of sexual crime under 18 yrs of age: 2 years
  • direct support and advocacy to under 18s victims of sexual crime: 2 years
  • working with safeguarding team: 2 years

Required licence or certification:

  • access to private transport

 

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