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Children and Young People’s Counsellor

21 hours p/week, £25,440 per annum pro rata

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Children and Young People’s Counsellor.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a counselling service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence. They will hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and will hold professional membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as BACP.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing counselling to young people who have completed an assessment after being referred to the service.
  • Ensuring that clients understand the service and are competent to consent to engage with counselling in line with Fraser Guidelines.
  • Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal, ethical and organisational constraints including pre-trial therapy.
  • Communicating and liaising with other agencies within the limitations of the role and confidentiality; this will be done with support from the supervisor/counselling manager.
  • Encouraging and engaging with the young person’s family where appropriate, e.g. to facilitate attendance at appointments.
  • Maintaining professional membership, insurance and practice in accordance with the ethical framework of a professional body including the participation in regular supervision and CPD.
  • Maintaining awareness of the rights of the child and allow them autonomy within the counselling process.
  • Ensuring that monitoring and feedback is maintained as part of the ongoing sustainability of the service.

The post can be based in Herefordshire or Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients across West Mercia and must have the ability to travel throughout the county.

If you are interested in applying please download an application pack using the links below, or email helen.stanbra@wmrsasc.org.uk for further information. If you have any questions about the role please contact Helen Stanbra, Counselling Services Manager, on 01905 611655. Please email completed packs to admin@wmrsasc.org.uk or post to WMRSASC, PO Box 240, Worcester, WR1 2LF.

Closing date for applications is 29th August 2017. Interviews will be held on the 5th September 2017.

Application Pack:

CYP Counsellor Person Specification
WMRSASC Staff App Form Children’s Counsellor
WMRSASC Guidance Notes for Job Applicants

 

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Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA)

(Between 21 and 37.5 hours per week to be discussed at interview and agreed on appointment, £25,951 pro rata)

Due to continued expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence, within and outside of the criminal justice system to:

  • Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to children and young people.
  • Help children and young people to access appropriate therapeutic interventions and to develop their own support network.
  • Where necessary provide emotional and practical support through the criminal justice system.
  • Risk assess and help children and young people keep safe.
  • Support children and young people to access their rights.
  • Support children and young people to access health and other services they require.
  • Monitor and keep children and young people informed of case progress.
  • Consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with all children and young people.
  • Contribute towards service development.
  • Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
  • Participate in group work facilitation.
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.

Whilst this post is predominately working with children and young people there may be a requirement to support adults in response to meet service demands.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire and must have the ability to travel throughout both counties.

Application packs can be downloaded using the links below, if you require any further information  please email admin@wmrsasc.org.uk specifying the vacancy that you are interested in.

Closing date for applications is 24th July 2017 (shortlisting 31st July)

Interviews will be held on 2nd and 3rd August 2017

WMRSASC CHISVA Job Description and Person Specification
WMRSASC Staff App Form
WMRSASC Guidance Notes for Job Applicants

 

Male Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

(Between 21 and 37.5 hours, negotiable upon appointment, £25,951 pro rata)

Due to continued expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a Male Independent Sexual Violence Advisor.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with victims. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to female and male adult survivors of sexual violence within and outside of the criminal justice system to:

  • Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to clients
  • Help clients to access appropriate therapeutic interventions and to develop their own support network
  • Where necessary provide emotional, practical and advocacy support through the Criminal Justice System
  • Monitor and keep client informed of case progress if involved with the Criminal Justice Process
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services
  • Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records
  • Support client to access their rights
  • Contribute towards service development
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings

Whilst this post is predominately working with adults there may be a requirement to support children and young people in response to meet service demands.

The post holder must have the ability to travel throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Ruth Kimberley on 01905 611655.

Application packs can be downloaded using the links below, if you require any further information please email admin@wmrsasc.org.uk specifying the vacancy that you are interested in.

Closing date for applications is 24th July 2017

Interviews will be held on 2nd August 2017

WMRSASC ISVA (Male) Job description
WMRSASC Staff App Form
WMRSASC Guidance Notes for Job Applicants

30th Anniversary Rockfest

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rockfest-picWest Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) is pleased to announce that we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year and are holding an all day Rockfest fundraising event at the Marrs Bar, Worcester on Saturday, October 15th to mark the occasion. Featuring music from SoulStripper, Foreign Quarter, Connor Maher Quartet, Thousand Mountain, Skewwhiff, Hipflask Virgins, Calm Like a Riot, Rich Clarke and Surge. MadSnacks Killa Tacos will be in the building selling their awesome tacos to keep your energy levels at 11 plus there will be a vinyl shop and raffle with all proceeds going to the charity.

WMRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for individuals aged 11 years and over who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. Over the past three decades our organisation has provided continual support for survivors in the community. During the year 2015-16 we provided face to face support to 1679 clients and received 1319 helpline calls throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Come along and get some top notch high voltage rock and roll directly to your earholes whilst earning excellent karma points by helping WMRSASC to provide support for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in our local community.

Tickets are £5 advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/373403 or £7 on the door. Doors open at 3.30pm.

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Children and Young People’s Counsellor

21 hours

£25,440 per annum pro rata

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Children and Young People’s Counsellor on a two year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors. They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a counselling service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence. They will hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and will hold professional membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as BACP.

Responsibilities will include:
• Providing counselling to young people who have completed an assessment after being referred to the service.
• Ensuring that clients understand the service and are competent to consent to engage with counselling in line with Fraser Guidelines.
• Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal ethical and organisational constraints including pre-trial therapy.
• Communicating and liaising with other agencies within the limitations of the role and confidentiality; this will be done with support from the supervisor/counselling manager.
• Encouraging and engaging with the young person’s family where appropriate, e.g. to facilitate attendance at appointments.
• Maintaining professional membership, insurance and practice in accordance with the ethical framework of a professional body including the participation in regular supervision and CPD.
• Maintaining awareness of the rights of the child and allow them autonomy within the counselling process.
• Ensuring that monitoring and feedback is maintained as part of the ongoing sustainability of the service.

The post can be based in Herefordshire or Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients across West Mercia and must have the ability to travel throughout the county.

If you are interested in applying please email office@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack. If you have any questions about the role please contact Rebecca Weir or Dee Griffiths on the above email or call 01905 611655.

Closing date for applications is 7th October 2016, and the Assessment Centre will be held on the 14th October 2016.

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Client Services Administrator

 

21-30 hours per week, to be negotiated

£16,231 pro rata to hours worked (Scale 3)

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Client Services Administrator on a one year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will be proficient at using Information Technology, including Windows, Microsoft Office and Excel, email and the Internet.  They will have experience of working with a database system and will have relevant experience of working in a similar role.

The administrator is expected to work within the ethos of WMRSASC and have high standards of practice. The need to respect confidentiality is paramount, as is a mature and flexible approach to the work.

The position is predominantly based in Worcester but the post holder may need to travel to the second office in Hereford City Centre as and when required.

If you are interested in applying please email office@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack which includes a full job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is 30th September 2016

Interviews will be held on 6th October 2016

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Training Officer

(21 hours per week £24646 – £26276 pro rata depending on experience)

Due to further expansion and the successful pilot of our educational training programme we are now recruiting for a dedicated training officer on a two year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of facilitating and delivering a wide range of training programmes including delivering to children and young people, community groups and professionals. They will be required to have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working in this sector.

The successful candidate should be able to:

  • Develop, write and deliver training focused on providing a range of specialist sexual violence awareness and interventions, in line with WMRSASC aims of Prevent, Cope, Recover.
  • Write and develop materials and documentation to support the successful delivery of classroom training.
  • Deliver our educational resource SELFIE, within educational settings to a range of children and young people of various ages.
  • Develop and deliver SELFIE Plus, an educational resource for teachers, parents and community groups.
  • Consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with all children and young people.
  • Contribute towards service development.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records.
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
  • Participate in group work facilitation.
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the successful applicant must have the ability to travel throughout both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

If you are interested in applying please email office@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack. If you have any questions about the role please contact Jemma Price on the above email or call 01905 611655.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 9th June and the Assessment Centre will be held on Thursday 16th June.

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Client Services Administrator

30 hours per week negotiable at interview

£16231 – £17372 pro rata (Scale 3)

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Client Services Administrator on a one year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will be proficient at using Information Technology, including Windows, Microsoft Office and Excel, email and the Internet.  They will have experience of working with a database system and will have relevant experience of working in a similar role.

The administrator is expected to work within the ethos of WMRSASC and have high standards of practice. The need to respect confidentiality is paramount, as is a mature and flexible approach to the work.

The position is predominantly based in Worcester but the post holder may need to travel to the second office in Hereford City Centre as and when required.

If you are interested in applying please email office@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack which includes a full job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is 22nd June 2016

Interviews will be held on 29th June 2016

 

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Family Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

(Between 21 and 30 hours per week to be discussed at interview and agreed on appointment, £24646 – £26276 pro rata depending on experience)

Due to further expansion WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Family Independent Sexual Violence Advisor on a one year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with this client group.  They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to female and male adult supporters of sexual violence victims both within and outside of the criminal justice system to:

  • Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to clients who are supporting a survivor of sexual violence.
  • Help clients to access the appropriate therapeutic interventions and develop their own support network.
  • Where necessary provide emotional, practical and advocacy support through the criminal justice system.
  • Consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with families, children and young people.
  • Engage with families and develop and maintain a supportive and empowering relationship founded on mutual respect, trust and the strengths of families.
  • Provide a voice for supporters enabling them to help ensure the best outcomes for the survivor they support.
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.
  • Contribute towards service development.
  • Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
  • Facilitate group work.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire and must have the ability to travel throughout both counties.

If you are interested in applying please email isva@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Jemma Price on the above email or call 01905 611655.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th May and the Assessment Centre will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 31st May, Wednesday 1st June and Friday 3rd June

 

Job Vacancy

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Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA)

(Between 21 and 30 hours per week to be discussed at interview and agreed on appointment, £24646 – £26276 pro rata depending on experience)

WMRSASC has a vacancy for a part-time Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor on a one year fixed term contract with a 6 month probationary period (continuation subject to funding).

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the nature and impact of sexual violence and experience of working with survivors.  They will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to children and young people aged 11 years and over who are survivors of sexual violence, within and outside of the criminal justice system to:

  • Develop and deliver a non-therapeutic advocacy and support service to children and young people.
  • Help children and young people to access appropriate therapeutic interventions and to develop their own support network.
  • Where necessary provide emotional and practical support through the criminal justice system.
  • Risk assess and help children and young people keep safe.
  • Support children and young people to access their rights.
  • Support children and young people to access health and other services they require.
  • Monitor and keep children and young people informed of case progress.
  • Consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with all children and young people.
  • Contribute towards service development.
  • Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
  • Participate in group work facilitation.
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signposting to specialist support services.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the post holder will be required to support clients in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire and must have the ability to travel throughout both counties.

If you are interested in applying please email isva@wmrsasc.org.uk for an application pack. If you have any questions about the role please contact Jemma Price on the above email or call 01905 611655.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th May and the Assessment Centre will be held on the following dates: Tuesday 31st May, Wednesday 1st June and Friday 3rd June.