Senior Caseworker

Senior Caseworker

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join the PAN London Children and Young People’s Safer Space+ project. We are recruiting for a Full Time Senior CYP Caseworker, to support children and Young people who have been impacted by living with Domestic Abuse.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it? Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

If yes, then we’d love to hear from you…

What we offer:

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
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity & paternity 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

About the role:

This role is based in our office at Whitecross Studio’s, 50 Banner Street, London, with flexibility of hybrid working. The role requires travelling to other VS offices across London. As a Senior Children and Young Persons Caseworker, you will:

  • Conduct comprehensive needs & risk assessments to ensure an individual tailored support package including safety planning, advocacy, emotional & practical support
  • Provide 121 support to children & young people living in families affected by domestic abuse
  • Manage a caseload of different risk level cases
  • Continually review the assessment of risk ensuring appropriate & immediate action is taken as required
  • Consult with & involve children and young people in making decisions about themselves and the development of the service
  • Establish links with relevant statutory partners in Social Care, Education, Health, Police and Housing & attend meetings as required
  • Manage up to 4 staff, conducting supervisions and case reviews, supporting and coaching your staff in their practice and personal development.

You will need to have:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable children & young people
  • Knowledge of risk assessment & taking appropriate action to safeguard children & young people
  • An understanding of the issues for children & young people experiencing crime
  • Experience of multi-agency & partnership work, including building relationships with statutory & voluntary agencies
  • Good organisational skills, including experience with planning, prioritising, managing crises, a caseload, & maintaining case records
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel, databases, internet and Outlook

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 strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.

As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.

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 all the essential shortlisting criteria.

We look 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.

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