Victim Care Officer

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Victim Care Officer

x3 contracts available until 01/07/22

To be a primary point of contact for victims of crime working closely with other departments, local policing areas and partner agencies to ensure the right support, guidance and information is provided and to ensure a seamless service for victims that meets their individual needs. In particular to:

  • Review needs' assessments, and engage with victims of crime to confirm any identified needs, and complete a referral to the most appropriate agency/ies to ensure victims are supported to cope and recover from the effect of that crime.

  • Maintain accurate records ensuring timely updates to any case management system and to any other systems in accordance with the relevant legislation, force policy and good practice

  • Provide victim advocacy, championing the needs of the victim, providing and identifying appropriate support

In addition there are some functions that are intrinsic to this role. An employer's duty of care and current legislation allows the Force to establish if a potential applicant could carry them out, either with or without reasonable adjustments. These functions are:

  • Working with Disturbing Evidence of Disturbing Circumstances

  • Working with Vulnerable People

  • Working in Environment with potential for Conflict, Violence (verbal/Physical) etc.

To assist in ensuring applicants would be able to undertake these functions of the role, a medical assessment via a questionnaire will be undertaken and may subsequently require a consultation with the Occupational Health Support Unit.

Short listed applicants will be subject to stringent vetting and referencing checks prior to commencing employment.

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