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Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is a progressive charity that specializes in supporting victims of abuse.

Our services include support for both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual violence, exploitation and modern slavery, as well as women in the criminal justice system.

We offer sensitive and holistic support services which help victims escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.

We place victims' voices at the heart of our work and develop our services in response to need, working with an extensive range of partner organizations to help victims get the right support.

BCWA services span across the Black Country including Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall, with some services covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation.

Job title: Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker
Positions Available: Full time
Contract length: 12 months
Salary: £19,968.96
Closing date: Monday 8th June 2020
Interviews to be held:16/17th June
Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams.

The Stalking Service is an innovative and exciting project aimed at supporting victims who find themselves dealing with this unnerving and often frightening behaviour.

The service will provide support to male and females who contact the service for help or consent for other agencies to do so on their behalf.

Many stalking victims are or have been in a relationship with the person stalking them, often controlling and once this relationship ends this may trigger stalking behaviour.

This project aims to support all those who face this crime regardless of how they know their stalker or even if they may be unsure who the stalker is! A service for those who may often feel they have nowhere to go for help.

Sound intriguing? If so could you be the exceptional candidate BCWA are looking for? Do you have experience of supporting people, with knowledge of the difficulties faced by those who have experienced abuse? Do you have the skills to empower rather than overpower? Do you have excellent communication and people skills?

The ISAC's (Independent Stalking Advisor Caseworker) will provide a high quality service with the ability to provide an array of responses ranging from an empathetic listening ear to a proactive intervention that could be required if a victim identifies they may be at immediate risk.

The ISAC will be able to understand the individual needs of the victim based on the information they share with the ability to identify the appropriate level of response.

They will be able to recognise additional issues in order to make relevant referrals to assist the victim or safeguarding referrals to increase the client's safety.

They will be willing to undertake training in order to use specialist assessment tools to identify stalking risk and profiles.

The ISAC will be required to work as part of a multi skilled team but have the confidence to work one to one.

Providing advocacy, being the ‘victim's voice' in meetings with other agencies will also be an important part of the ISAC's role.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to work in a service aimed at setting a president of how stalking victims should be supported.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and returned by the 8th June 2020.

CVs will not be accepted.

Important information for all positions
Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All qualifying posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

- The post holder must be female in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 (2) (e)

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Rate: Up to £19968.00 per annum
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  • Type: Contract selected
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  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2020-05-22 13:06:37 -

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