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Sexual Violence Caseworker (Female Applicants Only)


Salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time)

Fixed-Term until 31st of March 2022 (with potential extension dependent on funding)

This role will initially be on a remote-working basis, changing to office-based (in Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing and involving travel across London) when circumstances allow and as required by WGN’s services

As part of a new pilot sexual violence casework project that will support survivors of sexual violence in London, Women and Girls Network is looking for an experienced and dynamic practitioner to play a pivotal role in developing and delivering an innovative practical and emotional support provision.

The Sexual Violence (SV) Caseworker will work alongside women and girls, providing medium and long-term practical, emotional and advocacy support, amplifying survivors’ voices and creating a non-judgemental and validating space where they are free to be their authentic selves. The SV Caseworker will ensure survivors are able to fully explore their rights, options and entitlements safely, and make informed choices about their future. The SV Caseworker will manage a caseload, as well as provide one off advice sessions for survivors requiring immediate support.

Working from a woman-centred, trauma-informed and survivor-led integrated approach the SV Caseworker will provide individualised care pathways that are rooted in empowerment and good practice. The work will be delivered through a commitment to an intersectional, anti-oppressive, Black-feminist framework that strives to address additional barriers and meet the diverse range of survivors’ needs, whilst understanding and responding to each survivors individual support needs.

The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge in sexual violence, have frontline experience of supporting survivors and be able to provide holistic support that is effective and transformative. They will be an exceptional communicator, have strong IT skills and the ability to work effectively independently as well as part of a team within a fast paced role.    

This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to join one of the leading specialist support services within the women sector, and play a pivotal role in the development and delivery of this pilot project. If you have the required skills and want to be part of this unique pilot project, we would love to hear from you!

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, clinical supervision, access to accredited training and development opportunities & an Employee Assistance Programme.

This post is funded by the Mayor Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Please download an application pack. Applications should be emailed to humanresources@wgn.org.uk.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore candidates are encouraged to submit an application as soon as is possible.

Application deadline: 10am on Wednesday 19th May 2021

Please note: If you have not received, a response to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date you can unfortunately assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS Check.

Closing date

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. Posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Interview details

Interview date: Tuesday 1st June 2021