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Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.
The Rape and Sexual Violence Service is the largest specialist service provider in the Black Country, supporting victims and survivors of sexual abuse. The service offers support to women, men and children who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Our specialist team combine expertise with a sound understanding of trauma, providing an exceptional service to our clients. As a service we are focused on proactively engaging clients to provide them with the support they require through their journey.
We have a team of ambitious, self-driven individuals who support each other. Team work, respect and solidarity is at the forefront of our ethos.
Job Title: Community Development Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black Country
Salary: £22,934 – £26,554.92
Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday 4th August
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are looking for a qualified/unqualified Community Development Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to join our supportive Rape and Sexual Violence Service.
We are looking for an innovative candidate who has experience of working with adults, who have experienced trauma and abuse.
This is a great opportunity for someone who loves working with adults, providing trauma focused support, and raising awareness within communities and professional forums.
You will be working with professionals and various communities, prioritising hard to reach groups, to raise awareness of sexual violence and abuse and develop clear, effective referral pathways.
You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to adult victims of sexual violence and abuse, ensuring that support is trauma informed and tailored to the individual needs of the adult.
You will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Police, Court, Social Care and local partnership responses to sexual violence and sexual abuse.
If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All 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.