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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) - Fixed term until 30 June 2021, with possible extension until March 2022

ISVAIF-NSVSS-N-33701
£26,317 per annum, NJC SP 22
Contract
1 - Years
37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Nottingham

Job Title

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

 

Contract Type

Fixed term until 30 June 2021, with possible extension until March 2022

 

Salary

£26,317, NJC SP 22

 

Benefits

Company Pension Scheme

 

Location

Clarendon Chambers, Nottingham, NG1 5JD.  Various Nottingham(shire) outreach locations.

 

Hours

37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

 

Introduction

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVS Services) are recruiting an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to join our team in Nottingham.

 

Job Purpose

  • The role is to offer practical support to anyone aged 18 years and over who has experienced sexual violence/abuse.
  • To work within a multi-agency setting to assist survivors/victims to access appropriate services such as housing, benefits, health services etc.
  • To support those who wish to report to the Police, through the criminal justice process, including liaising with the Police and any other criminal justice agency.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop in conjunction with the survivor/victim an individual outcome-focused support plan and risk management plan to address risk and support needs.
  • Provide face to face, online and telephone support to survivors/victims and their supporters.
  • Support partnership working between the survivor/victim and statutory agencies.
  • To signpost/refer to appropriate support agencies
  • To support survivors/victims (where appropriate) through the criminal justice system.

 

Essential experience, qualifications and skills

  • To have extensive experience of working with adult victims and survivors as an ISVA, counsellor, support worker, crisis worker or similar role.
  • Ability to understand and manage trauma responses, with experience of using ground techniques where appropriate.
  • Experience of completing risk assessments and making safeguarding referrals.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and ability to support survivors where appropriate.
  • To be able to travel around the County and be flexible as to working some unsociable hours, when necessary.

 

Further information or requirements

  • Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack. A completed application form is needed in order to fully apply for this post.
  • Applicants will need to be able to travel around the county and be flexible as to working some unsociable hours, when necessary.
  • A full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are a requirement of this role.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check

Closing Date: 21st May

Interview Date: 9th June


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