Male CYP ISVA (Children and Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)

Salary : £22,866 per annum rising to £23,227 per annum on successful completion of probation and £24,257 per annum after accreditation.

Hours : 37.5 hours per week

Holiday : 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum plus bank holidays

Base :  Plymouth, Devon or Pool, Cornwall

Contract :  Permanent

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Role profile

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Male CYP ISVA to join our growing and rapidly developing ISVA Service in Devon & Cornwall. This opportunity is available following the appointment of a Male Adult ISVA, and as a result of the success of the Devon and Cornwall ISVA team in securing Male Standards Accreditation. This work has led to an increase in males reporting, and a desire for children and young people to have a choice of gender from their worker.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing a complex caseload
  • Working to improve young males reporting of sexual violence
  • Contribute to team targets
  • Safeguarding children
  • Ability to manage own diary
  • Working as part of a team

Essential requirements:

  • Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle
  • Experience of working with sexual violence or young people in crisis
  • Experience of risk assessments and decision making
  • Well developed interpersonal skills (written and oral)
  • We are only able to consider applications from Male applicants as this role has a Genuine Occupational Requirement as detailed in the Equality Act 2010.

Added benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction and training programme, with a hybrid working policy for a better work/life balance.
  • Access to external supervision to discuss personal or emotional responses to traumatic or difficult cases, to ensure emotional and psychological wellbeing.
  • Health and wellbeing resources including our staff Wellbeing Group and active participation in our employee engagement platform.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which includes a 24/7 telephone helpline offering medical, emotional and financial support.
  • Employer contribution pension scheme.

Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to a Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and police vetting. Please note that due to our policies regarding COVID-19, staff may sometimes be required to work from home.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00am Tuesday 19th July 2022

Expected date for interviews: Friday 29th  July 2022

If you do not hear from us by 28th July, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.

To apply: Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CVs as part of your application, or employ any candidate who has been a client of First Light within the last two years. Please complete both sections of our application form that can be found at the top of this page and email to . Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile, which is a combined job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.