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Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker - Dorset

Salary details: £22450 - £24450

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Occupational group
Health & Social Care
Salary details
£22,450 (Trainee), £24,450 (Qualified)
Job term
Full Time
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Closing Date
31 March 2019
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To Start: As soon as possible

YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset and we have recently launched new domestic abuse and sexual violence services across West Sussex and the Isle of Wight. Our aim is to give the people we work with the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

The Service & Role

You First is the Hidden Violence and Abuse Services covering the Dorset. This innovative and exciting service works with victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual crime and children and young people. Our services aim to support the whole family where we are able.

The service offers a variety of support and interventions including outreach, refuge, target hardening, court support, and recovery groups.

As the ISAC you will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient risk led service, carrying out risk assessments, risk management and safety planning. You will be the client voice at all multi agency meetings and share your skills, knowledge and experience with colleagues and at wider forums to embed understanding of stalking within the community. The ISAC will join with You First colleagues to facilitate drop ins, lead on and arrange campaigns and awareness raising events and design, develop and facilitate group work in accommodation and community settings.

Essential Requirements

We are looking for a person who has:

  • Qualifications or equivalent to NVQ level 4 or equivalent work level experience
  • A recognised qualification in Stalking or IDVA or ISVA and/or be prepared to undertake accredited stalking advocacy training, knowledge of stalking and the consequences of stalking for high risk victims training
  • Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings related to Stalking
  • Experience of completing risk assessments
  • The ability to work client-focused flexible hours, including evenings, nights and weekends as required, and possibly form part of an on call rota.
  • A valid driving license, access to a vehicle and a willingness to work across the county, with some occasional travel beyond to attend meetings and training.

About You

You will be a skilled, motivated and innovative person driven by a passion to support adults and families who are at high risk of stalking. You will have worked with individuals, parents or families and will understand how to engage and deliver appropriate and personalised emotional and practical support. You will have an understanding and commitment to a wide range of values that underpin this work including being non-judgemental, person centred, trauma informed and gender responsive, and be able to demonstrate these values within your work.

You will enjoy being part of a team and love learning which you will also share with your colleagues, role modelling best practice at all times. You will work to raise awareness of the service, and develop excellent networks within YOU and externally as an ambassador for our work. You will believe in a whole family approach and remain client centred at all times. You will hold values that inspire a client led approach and be self-motivated, reflective and have a positive response to challenging situations, with the ability to remain calm in a crisis.

YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

Our Benefits

If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:

  • Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time.
  • Enhanced annual leave entitlements, sick pay allowances and pension scheme contributions.
  • Excellent and professionally certified training with opportunities to access funded qualifications.
  • Real opportunities to develop in your profession.
  • Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day!
  • A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility.
  • The chance to work with amazing people.

How to Apply

This is such a rewarding role, and if this sounds like something you’d relish we can’t wait to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@theyoutrust.org.uk; please be sure to include your name, email address and a contact telephone number. The recruiting manager, Katie Bielec, will assess your suitability for the post and she may then send a couple of additional questions for you to answer. If you are successful during this initial screening you will be invited to an assessment and interview.

We will hold interviews throughout February and will select the first suitable applicants for assessment, so don’t delay, apply today!