Vacancy Detail

Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworker

Role:             Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (ISAC)

Based:          Across the Black Country

Rate:             £24,310 - £26,430 (dependent on experience)

Start Date:    ASAP

Duration:       12 month FTC

Hours:            Full Time 37.5 hours


Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country, offers a specialist stalking and harassment advisory and support service across the Black Country area.


They are looking to recruit a Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (ISAC) to provide 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.


Synopsis of duties:

. Triage referrals for the service by gathering relevant information regarding the victim, the perpetrator and their circumstances

· Identify and assess the risks and needs of stalking victims using an evidence based risk identification tool, the Stalking Risk Profile and a client-led approach

· Provide direct casework support, safety planning and practical advice to victims of stalking through telephone contact and face to face meetings

· Work with victims of stalking to help them access services to keep them, their children and ‘secondary’ victims safe

· Refer to, advise and joint work with the other internal and external services, such as the Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), when additional needs are identified or guidance is required

· Refer clients and their children into relevant safeguarding hubs as appropriate, including the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

· Participate in multi-agency networks and meetings, such as child protection conferences and MARAC, presenting update reports, supporting effective risk management strategies and advocating for the victim, whilst maintaining good communications with other professionals involved

· Ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding children or vulnerable adults are brought to the immediate attention of the manager


Essential Requirements:

· Qualified IDVA or ISAC or with a level of experience of this role unqualified for a minimum period of one year

· Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, acknowledging safeguarding concerns and responding appropriately

· Experience of managing a caseload of vulnerable individuals

· Experience of managing complex casework, including issues such as child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, working with trauma in adults and children and crisis intervention


Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.

Location: West Midlands | Salary: 24310 - 26430 per year | Job type: Contract | Posted: 17/06/2024