North Wales Caseworker (Welsh Speaking) – National Road Victim Service

Hours: 29 hours (4 days per week) worked between the hours of 8am–6pm

Contract length: 12 months fixed term (with the possibility of extension depending on funding)

Salary: £20,800

Location: To cover North Wales police force area

Working pattern: Work from home with some travel required. You will be expected to deliver a face-to-face service to clients in their own home or safe meeting place within your region.

Application deadline: Wednesday 12 June 2024

There is an expectation that you will spend some time working from one or more than one of the following police stations, depending on your home location:

Further details will be provided at interview.

Who we are

We are Brake, the national, acclaimed road safety charity which provides the National Road Victim Service (NRVS). We have been supporting victims of the carnage on our roads since 1995. We also campaign for positive change to prevent future collisions and save lives.

A rare and exciting opportunity to help us to help others

Did you know that every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on our roads? The impact of that on individuals and their wider families is profound and far reaching and it can happen to any of us, at any time.

The National Road Victim Service is growing, allowing us to reach greater numbers of people in need and building upon our well-established foundation to create an enduring legacy. To support this growth we’re looking for a dedicated caseworker to become part of our enthusiastic, energised and dynamic team, delivering world-class support services to people at a time when they are most vulnerable.

This is definitely not the average 9 to 5 job, and it is not every day that opportunities like this come along. You could be playing a significant part in our commitment to roll out our clinically developed, trauma informed support services across the country, making a positive contribution to the lives of those traumatically bereaved or seriously injured as a result of road traffic collisions.

What we offer

Who you are

We need energised, self-starters who are passionate about helping others, to join our fantastic team.

We are looking for people who have a background in providing emotional support and practical research and advocacy for vulnerable people after a serious psychological trauma such as the death of a loved one in violent circumstances.

We are seeking candidates with:

Candidates must be able to speak Welsh and be able to write in the Welsh language. You will be expected to deliver support in Welsh to families who prefer this.

We are interested in receiving applications, not to the exclusion of others, from candidates with experience supporting people who have suffered sudden bereavement or working with those with heightened vulnerabilities.

Experience gained in the following kinds of roles tends to transfer well to the role of caseworker at Brake: police force, roles within the criminal justice system, family liaison officer, counsellor, experience in health and social care or previous caseworker experience in any area.

The greatest reward comes from knowing you have made a real positive difference to someone’s recovery from psychological trauma, and the emotional or practical challenges presented by their sudden bereavement or serious injury.

If you are seeking out a new challenge and think you have the skills, passion, and commitment that we are looking for, we would be interested in hearing from you.

About the team and how we work

To apply

Submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly demonstrate you have what it takes to perform this challenging and rewarding role to recruitment@brake.org.uk. Applications close on Wednesday 12 June 2024.

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