Support Worker – Part-Time – Survivors’ Support Service – Fixed-Term until 30 June 2020 (with possible extension)
We are recruiting a Support Worker to join our team supporting survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in Nottingham/shire.
NJC scale 17, £23,836 pro rata, 19.5 hours per week. Days worked to be Tuesday to Friday, 3 days at 5 hours and 1 day at 4.5 hours (we can be open to negotiation). Applicants must be flexible to meet the needs of Court support.
Based at NG1 5JD, although travelling to support survivors across Nottingham (shire) is a requirement of this role.
The role is to work within Nottinghams(shire) multi-agency setting to offer specialist support to anyone aged 18 years and over who is a survivor of child sexual abuse and was let down by an instituion.
- Develop in conjunction with the survivor an individual outcome-focused support plan and risk management plan to address risk and support needs.
- Provide face to face, online and telephone support to survivors and their supporters.
- Support partnership working between the survivor and statutory agencies.
- To signpost/refer to appropriate support agencies
- To support survivors (where appropriate) through the criminal justice system.
Essential Experience, Qualifications and Skills
- To have extensive experience of working with adult victims and survivors as an ISVA, counsellor, support worker, crisis worker or similar role.
- Ability to understand and manage trauma responses, with experience of using ground techniques where appropriate.
- Experience of completing risk assessments and making safeguarding referrals.
- Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and ability to support survivors where appropriate.
- To be able to travel around the County and be flexible as to working some unsociable hours, when necessary.
Further Information or Requirements
Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack. A completed application form is needed in order to fully apply for this post.
Applicants will need to be able to travel around the county and be flexible as to working some unsociable hours, when necessary.
A full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are a requirement of this role.
Successful; applicants will be subject to a Non-Police Personnel Security Vetting Check
Closing Date: 26 June, 12 noon
Interview Date: 3 & 4 July
If you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, you’re welcome to download an application pack:
- Are you eligible to work in the UK?
- Do you have extensive experience of working with adult victims and survivors as an ISVA, counsellor, support worker, crisis worker or similar role?
- Do you have sound knowledge of issues affecting people who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse?
- Do you have an ability to understand and manage trauma responses, with experience of using grounding techniques where appropriate?
- Do you have experience of providing support over the phone, online and in person?
- Do you have good knowledge of other support services and their referral pathways, including ones related to social care, mental health, housing, immigration, welfare benefits and drug and alcohol services?