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Children's Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA)

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.

The team:

The Rape and Sexual Violence Service is the largest specialist service provider in the Black Country, supporting victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

The service offers support to women, men and children who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

Our specialist team combine expertise with a sound understanding of trauma, providing an exceptional service to our clients.

As a service we are focused on proactively engaging clients to provide them with the support they require through their journey.

We have a team of ambitious, self-driven individuals who support each other.

Teamwork, respect and solidarity is at the forefront of our ethos.

Job role

Job Title: Children's Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA)
Positions available: 1 full time position
Salary: Unqualified - £22,934 (opportunity to undertake the Lime Culture qualification).

Qualified - Negotiable
Closing date: 12pm on Monday 12th April
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a qualified/unqualified Children's Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA) to join our supportive Rape and Sexual Violence Service.

If you are not qualified, this is an exciting training opportunity providing the appropriate training, support and guidance.

We are looking for an innovative candidate with experience of working with children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse.

This is a great opportunity for someone who loves working with children and young people, providing trauma focused support.

The role:

You will be working with children and young people, between the ages of 5 and 18, who are victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse.

You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims, ensuring that support is trauma informed and tailored to the individual needs of the child/young person.

You will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Police, Court, Schools, Social Care and local partnership responses to sexual violence and sexual abuse.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and return by the closing date.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.

Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on and on and offsite basis and all situations are risk assessed.

Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.