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Swindon & Wiltshire Crisis Worker – Bank Staff

Salary: £44.08 retainer payment per 12 hour shift. £14.06 per hour on call out. £12.00 hourly rate for supervision/ team meetings/ training/ awareness sessions.
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 07:00 – 19:00 or 19:00 – 07:00
Base: Swindon & Wilts SARC, Shrivenham Road, Swindon SN3 4RB
Contract: BANK
Key responsibilities:
  • To provide support and crisis management to individuals who have recently experienced rape or sexual assault who have reported to the police or who may not wish to report to the police.
  • To attend the SARC and offer support through the forensic medical process, acting as an advocate on behalf of the victim.
  • To provide support and information to clients accessing the service.
  • Assume responsibility for the client during examination and act wholeheartedly in their best interests, taking decisions to protect their wellbeing at all times.
  • To liaise with the on-duty Sexual Offence Examiner (SOE) on behalf of client. This may include assisting the Sexual Offence Examiner with collection of DNA and Early Evidence Kits (EEKs)
  • To work as part of the Crisis Worker Team in the Swindon & Wiltshire SARC and forensic nurse/medical examiners in the delivery of high standards of service and clinical care. You will provide vital information to assist the clients in making informed decisions about their care and choices.
Essential requirements:
  • Due to the nature of the role the post holder will be required to provide a DNA sample for process elimination with the forensic provider. They will also be required to be Police vetted.
  • Full clean driving licence, use of a car and business insurance are essential.
  • The successful candidate will need to be able to reach the SARC within 60 minutes of call out – this is inclusive of busy summer periods when traffic flow is higher than usual.
  • There is a requirement to adhere to the Sterility Policy always whilst in the SARC. You will be exposed to highly sensitive information and your engagement should be within the context of a non-judgmental and confidential service.
  • There may be a requirement to work outside of the set working hours due to length of time supporting a victim in the SARC. Any additional hours will be paid.
Additional Information: If you are shortlisted for interview you will be subject to a social media check as part of our Safer Recruitment process. Any potential future offer of employment will be contingent on the satisfactory result of this social media check, conducted by a third party organisation. The successful applicant will also be subject to a Disclosure & Barring check as part of our Safer Recruitment process. Please note that in some roles staff may be required to work from a home/office base in accordance with our Hybrid Working policy.
Deadline for receipt of applications: Applications will be shortlisted on receipt.
Expected date for interviews: After successful shortlisting of applications
If you do not hear from us within 10 working days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful this time
Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CVs as part of your application, or employ any candidate who has been a client of First Light within the last two years. Please complete application form below. Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile, which is a combined job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or ring 03458 121212 to request an application.
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