Directorate: Children's Services
Starting salary: JG7: £29,174 per annum pro rata
Location: Home working with travel across Avon & Somerset
Hours: 1 x 18.5hr post and 1 x 37hr post
Contract: Fixed term for up to 12 months
Closing date: Monday 16 May 2022
Avon and Somerset Young Victims’ Service (YVS) has been awarded additional short-term funding to March 2023 to increase service capacity and respond to an increase in demand.
One full time and one part time (0.5) Young Victims’ Advocate post is available by way of a one-year fixed term contract, to contribute to the delivery of the existing Service which supports children and young people aged 5-18 (up to 25 with additional needs) who have been victims of crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) or affected by domestic abuse (DA). YVS aims to promote recovery, increase resilience in children and young people and prevent re-victimisation through the delivery of bespoke trauma-informed one-to-one or group interventions, advocacy and through delivery of the Healing Together programme. The postholder will work collaboratively with a range of partners (e.g. schools/colleges, children’s services, community safety and the Police) to engage with children and their families to build trusting and supportive relationships.
The service covers the Avon and Somerset constabulary area and the postholder will have responsibility for an area within the region.
Successful candidates will have a professional qualification (e.g. in social work, teaching, probation, youth work, community work or health) to degree level or equivalent and relevant experience of direct work with children and young people.
Key Performance indicators across Avon and Somerset area, as agreed with the funders are:
- Delivery of one-to-one and group interventions for children affected by crime/ASB or DA.
- Evidence of positive progress travelled in the 5 domains identified by common needs assessment for victims.
- Contact with partnership agencies and parents/ carers to facilitate support for the young person.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Want to know more and apply?
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Kay Burton, Senior Practitioner for Young Victims Service on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07824 085688.
To apply: Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Interview date: Tuesday 24th May
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.