Job Title: Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Coordinator Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 pro rata Reporting to: CEO Hours: Full-time Location: To be confirmed as SurvivorsUK is currently seeking new premises in Zones 1 or 2 Purpose Lead a small team providing proactive empathetic, practical advocacy support for survivors of rape and sexual assault or child sexual abuse engaging (or considering engaging) with the criminal justice system. Needs may include those relating to substance use, homelessness, immigration, disability, mental health, sexual and/or gender identity. Experience of line-management is beneficial for this role but it would also be suitable for an experienced ISVA with strong leadership skills looking to take on greater responsibility. Responsibilities Support and Advocacy 1. Provide non-therapeutic but empowering and empathetic support, information and advocacy that enables survivors to access their rights and make informed choices; 2. Undertake and regularly review risk and needs assessment to ensure a survivor’s safety and wellbeing; 3. Develop a support plan, in conjunction with the survivor, to address their individual needs; 4. Support survivors to access services that they require including forensic medical examination, therapeutic support, sexual health, housing, legal, mental health and other services; 5. Attend strategic/advisory groups on behalf of the organisation when required. 6. Ensure that the safety of survivors and children is paramount by working within local safeguarding policies, procedures and protocols at all times. Support through the Criminal Justice System 7. Provide impartial and accurate information on reporting to the police and/or civil justice remedies; 8. Support survivors through the criminal justice process from report to court and posttrial as necessary, acting as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) when requested whilst maintaining confidentiality; 9. Advocate and inform survivors of their rights and entitlements in the criminal justice system as outlined in the Victims Code and the Witness Charter, including their rights to have decisions reviewed, make complaints or provide feedback to CJS agencies; 10. Provide information and support in relation to Criminal Injuries Compensation and refer to specialist agencies as required; 11. Operate within legal and professional boundaries at all times, and ensure a thorough understanding of the legal limitations of ISVA support. Case Management and Monitoring 12. Maintain accurate and confidential records of all work undertaken in keeping with the standards of the role and organisational policies and procedures; 13. Attend and make effective use of line management and clinical supervision; 14. Complete monitoring and evaluation information for all clients in line with funding expectations and organisational policies and procedures; 15. Inform the survivor about how they can complain or feedback about the ISVA service in line with organisational policy; 16. Ensure that the survivor understands the limits of the service and signpost/refer to services for ongoing support if required; Management / leadership 17. Take some responsibility, alongside the CEO/operations manager for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation frameworks necessary for the ISVA service and ensuring that the appropriate information is provided to funders on time. 18. Line manage a small team of ISVAs and ensure that the service develops in line with broader strategic goals. 19. Promote the SurvivorsUK ISVA service externally and represent the organisation when required. Partnership Working 20. Develop and maintain good working relationships with key partners and outside agencies; 21. Deliver awareness raising and/or training to external agencies as required; 22. Engage with regional ISVA colleagues and specialist agencies to share learning and best practice. General Responsibilities 23. To operate within the general and corporate responsibilities of SurvivorsUK; 24. To fully engage with professional development activities and expectations as required by SurvivorsUK 25. To carry out other duties appropriate to the post as required by SurvivorsUK and line manager. Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the duties and responsibilities of the post, these duties are not exhaustive Person Specification Qualifications Experience of direct working with survivors of sexual violence. & Experience Accredited ISVA training or a relevant degree/professio

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