Serious Youth Violence (SYV) Caseworkers

Location
Various London Boroughs (Croydon, Lambeth, Newham, Enfield, Southwark, Haringey, Brent, Camden, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets)
Salary
£23,221.78 plus London weighting £2,800.00
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
12 Jun 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

CYP Serious Youth Violence Caseworkers

37.5 Hours

£23,221.78 plus London weighting £2,800.00

Permanent

Location: Various London Boroughs (Croydon, Lambeth, Newham, Enfield, Southwark, Haringey, Brent, Camden, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets)

Do you have in depth knowledge, understanding and awareness of the current issues children and young people are experiencing with crime, gangs culture and serious youth violence? If so, we need your help in supporting them.

We’re looking for Serious Youth Violence (SYV) Caseworkers to deliver a specialist service supporting young victims and witnesses of gang related crimes and serious youth violence across London.

In this role you will deliver 1:1 support to young victims of gang related crime and work with partner organisations across a borough to provide the help needed.

You will work as part of a team to develop and deliver innovative interventions to address the real needs of children and young people experiencing gang related crimes and serious youth violence. As well as supporting young people, you will work to involve them in the design, delivery and evaluation of our service to ensure we are providing tailored support that meets their needs.

In this role you will also develop good working relationships with partner agencies to engage with hard to reach communities and develop and deliver workshops in schools and communities.

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of successfully delivering services for children and young people and successful youth engagement with a good understanding of safeguarding issues relating to young people.

Victim Support is an independent charity supporting victims and witnesses of all crimes and major incidents across England and Wales. We provide emotional support and practical help, whether or not the incident has been reported to the police. We can support people no matter where or when the incident took place.

The post will be based in a VS office, but there will also be co-location working. 

VS are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks, Police vetting and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role.

If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

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

To apply visit our website and completed your application online at www.victimsupport.org.uk

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