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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

£26,317 per annum, NJC SP 22, fixed term until 31 March 2021 (with possible extension),  37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

 

Benefits

Company Pension Scheme

 

Location

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

 

Introduction

We’re looking for an ISVA to join our busy team.  The main purpose of the role is to

  • offer practical support to anyone aged 18 years and over who has experienced sexual violence/abuse.
  • work within a multi-agency setting to assist survivors/victims to access appropriate services such as housing, benefits, health services etc.
  • 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: 12 noon, 17 August
Interview Date: 7, 8, 9 September

 

If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following screening questions, you are welcome to download an application pack (below)

  1. Do you have experience of conducting risk assessments?
  2. Do you have experience of providing support through the criminal justice system?
  3. Do you have an awareness and understanding of sexual violence and its impact?
  4. Do you have an understanding of child protection issues and legal responsibilities?
  5. Are you ISVA trained or able to attend ISVA training as detailed in the advert?

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DOWNLOAD EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING FORM – to be sent back separately

 

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