Job title: Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker
Positions Available: Full time
Contract length: 12 months
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.
An application pack can be found below: