Part-Time Crisis Worker at EMCYPSAS
Part-Time Crisis Worker at EMCYPSAS (fixed-term for 15 months with possible extension)
Employed by Nott’s SVS Services, working in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, this is an exciting opportunity to provide crisis worker support to children, young people and their families who are accessing services at the Nottinghamshire Hub of the East Midlands Children and Young Peoples Sexual Assault Service (EMCYPSAS)
£20,344 pro-rata (pay scale 9) for hours worked, with an additional £35.00 per on-call shift covered, with yearly cost of living increase (if applicable)
Based at EMCYPSAS, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
Hours of work
17.5hrs per week over the following shifts plus 1 Night On-Call:
Monday 14:00 – 19:00 (5hrs)
Wednesday 09:30-14:30 (5hrs)
Saturday 06:00-14:00 (7.5hrs)
1 x Wednesday Night On-Call 22:00- 06:00
Flexibility is required to cover additional shifts and on-calls to cover team members annual leave or absences.
The experienced Children and Young Person’s Crisis Worker will provide sensitive, client-centred, non–judgmental support to survivors, aged 17 and under, of sexual violence. This will include assisting forensic examiners and providing advocacy support for clients during forensic medical examinations.
- To work as part of the initial response team of clinicians, forensic physicians, police officers and EMCYPSAS management team to deliver a high standard of service for clients referred to EMCYPSAS by the Police or who self-refer.
- To provide support to the clinician performing the forensic examination and collection of samples, assisting in the examination including use of the colposcope and supporting any needs of the client within the examination.
- To provide the initial support to the client and implement the appropriate processes to ensure that the clients holistic needs are met, including referrals to GUM, devising safety and support plans and following safeguarding policies as appropriate.
- To be responsible for thorough cleaning of the forensic suites prior to and following a forensic medical examination.
- To provide cover for EMCYPSAS helpline and Email contacts, answering calls and responding to Emails, acting as a first point of contact, providing specialist information and support on topics relating to sexual violence to clients, families and carers and professionals who call the helpline or send emails and responding to the needs of clients who self-refer.
Essential experience, qualifications and skills
- Evidence of extensive professional experience (minimum of 1 years) of working with children and young people in a supporting capacity
- In-depth knowledge of issues experienced by children and young people and in particular in relation to sexual violence
- A thorough understanding of safeguarding issues, policies and procedures
- Experience of working in a multi-agency setting and partnerships working with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies
Further information or requirements
If you can answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, you are welcome to download an application pack. A completed application form is needed in order to fully apply for this post.
Successful applicants will be subject to NPPVL2 Nottinghamshire Police Vetting
Closing date: 13 January
Interview date: 24 January
If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, you are welcome to download an application pack (below).
- Do you have evidence of extensive professional experience of working with children and young people in a supporting capacity
- Do you have in-depth knowledge of issues experienced by children and young people and in particular in relation to sexual violence
- Do you have experience of assessing risk and following safeguarding procedures, referring as appropriate
- Do you have experience of working in a multi-agency setting and partnerships working with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies
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