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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 specialist stalking and harassment advisory and support service operates across the West Midlands area, supporting women and men over the age of 16 in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry and the Black Country (Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley). We provide tailored emotional and practical support, safety advice and advocacy through the criminal justice system within a multiagency framework to ensure that victims of stalking feel supported and empowered.
Our specialist team of dedicated advocates support each other, sharing expertise and delivering a holistic and trauma informed approach.
Job Title: Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (ISAC)
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), covering Birmingham based at our West Bromwich or Walsall offices
Closing date: 12pm on 4th August 2021
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
Is this you?
We are seeking an Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker to join our supportive Stalking Support Service.
We are looking for an ambitious, self-driven candidate who has experience of supporting adults who have experienced abuse.
This is a great opportunity for someone who loves working with adults and managing a caseload.
Our specialist ISACs support victims of stalking using evidence based methods in order to identify risk, stalking typology and support needs. They provide practical guidance and safety advice to those experiencing elements of harassment and stalking, referring to relevant agencies when required.
You will work as part of a growing, 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 precedent of how stalking victims should be supported.
If you are compassionate, proactive and 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.
BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all latest Government guidance. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.
Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website. Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.
You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.
Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.