Job Vacancy

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Business Support

Salary Range:  £24,313 – £26,317 (dependent on experience) 

WMRSASC have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a full-time Business Support role on a 12 month fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension).

The successful candidate will be experienced in providing business support, including managing resources, allocating tasks, creating reports and overseeing financial transactions.  This role is ideal for a proactive, well organised and experienced individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced operational environment.

As a minimum, experience should include:

·         ​Working within a senior administrative role, making operational decisions to meet the needs of the contract / service.

·         Managing financial transactions, ideally using SAGE

·         Working with multiple external contacts, managing and maintaining effective working relationships

·         Creating Management Information reports, identifying trends through analysis of data

·         Developing improved processes to ensure the service is cost effective and client focused.

·         Working in a confidential environment

The post is based in Worcester; however, occasional travel will be required.

For an application pack and to apply please visit the link below:

https://westmerciarapesexualabusesupportcentre.breathehr.com/v/business-support-12165

Closing date for applications is 20th March 2020

 

Job Vacancy

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Children and Young People’s Counsellor

£25,951 per annum pro rata

Between 21 and 37.5 hours, negotiable upon appointment

WMRSASC has a vacancy for a Children and Young People’s Counsellor to join the highly skilled Children and Young People’s Counselling service.

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 holder will be required to work across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The ability to travel is essential.

For an application pack please follow the link below:

https://westmerciarapesexualabusesupportcentre.breathehr.com/v/children-and-young-people-s-11942

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2020

Interviews will be held the week commencing: 16th March 2020

 

Job Vacancy

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Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

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

WMRSASC has a vacancy for an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate.

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 the client informed of case progress if involved with the Criminal Justice Process
  • Provide information about the impacts of sexual violence and signpost 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.

For an application pack and to apply please visit the link below:

https://westmerciarapesexualabusesupportcentre.breathehr.com/v/independent-sexual-violence-advisor-11781

Closing date for applications is 21st February 2020

Interviews will be held on 4th and 5th March 2020

Rape Crisis England and Wales Launch Live Chat Helpline for Women and Girls

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Rape Crisis England & Wales – Live Chat Helpline

 

The Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) Live Chat Helpline offers a text-based service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.

The Live Chat Helpline operators are there are there to listen and offer you emotional support for up to 30 minutes. You can talk about what happened to you, how you feel, and any difficulties you are facing.

To access the service, or find out more information, including opening times, please visit the RCEW website.

Job Vacancy

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Support Worker – Worcestershire

37.5 hours

£25,951 pro rata to hours worked

WMRSASC has a vacancy for a Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Support Worker.

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 specialist sexual violence support service to children and young people aged 5 years and over who are at risk of or who have experienced child sexual exploitation.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver specialist CSE educational materials to children and young people, as well as external professionals.
  • Provide a psychosocial and practical support for children and young people who are at risk or who have experienced CSE.
  • Provide practical and emotional support to children and young people through the criminal justice process.
  • Explain criminal, legal and if relevant, civil remedies and housing options to clients/parents/guardians.
  • Undertake risk assessment and support needs analysis.
  • Support children and young people to access their rights.
  • Support children and young people to access health and other services they require.
  • Implement risk reduction and protective behaviour strategies.
  • Consider child protection issues and follow child protection policies whilst keeping the needs of the child/young person paramount.
  • Participate in individual clinical supervision, appraisal sessions and team meetings.
  • Participate in group work facilitation.
  • Contribute towards service development.
  • Maintain a caseload and accurate electronic records.
  • Participate in group work facilitation.
  • Assess and establish competence using Fraser guidelines.

The post is based in Worcestershire but the post holder will also be required to travel across West Mercia for training and supervision. The ability to travel is essential. To apply please visit https://westmerciarapesexualabusesupportcentre.breathehr.com/recruitment/vacancies/5786

Closing date for applications: 6th November 2019

Interviews will be held w/c 11th November 2019

Second interviews, if applicable, will be held w/c 2nd December 2019

Changes to helpline hours

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As of 15th July 2019 WMRSASC’s helpline opening hours are changing slightly.

Previously the opening hours on Mondays and Thursdays was 7.30pm till 9.30pm. THIS HAS NOW CHANGED to 6.00pm till 8.00pm for both days. Hours for Tuesdays (1.00pm – 5.00pm) and Fridays (10.00am till 2.00pm) are staying the same.

We hope this change does not cause too much confusion and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kerrie and Becca’s London Marathon Blog #4

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20 Miles and Counting!

We did the 20 miler this weekend and it was fine!

I have to be honest, after a horrible 18 mile the weekend before we were both a little apprehensive about how this would work out.

So we each had a great sports massage from the guys at McClelland Centre at University of Worcester early in the week then we made sure we ate properly the night before (steak and pasta!) and we were well hydrated. During the run itself we ate energy bars every hour and walked as we ate them so we kept moving but allowed ourselves  to digest those good carbs!

We ran together the whole 20 miles and finished feeling good so we have a good plan for the actual marathon. I am not complacent about how hard the final 6.2 miles are likely to be but they feel achievable now.

So we now start the ‘taper’…. Which means the longest run we do between now and the marathon is a 9 miler (Yippee!!) and we keep up with our strengths training and running shorter distances. I think a few cheeky hills for good measure too.

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored us. Do come to our event on 15th April – great chance to listen to some great music and do a spot of shopping too.

Kerrie x

Kerrie and Becca’s London Marathon Blog #3

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Snow Day

So this week has been quite stressful for us marathoners….. instead of enjoying the ‘Snow day’, we were missing out on our weekly long run as it was just too cold and slippy to risk it.

So we have tried a number of other activities instead (all approved as alternatives to training on such occasions by the mighty google…..) Aqua Aerobics (absolutely not just a bit of ‘dancing in the pool’, genuinely a great work out for your legs and arms…. Thanks Jane J) , Insane Insanity videos at home (they really do live up to the name and are pain personified) and Spinning (painful seats for the unaccustomed novice ooch…. but gets your heart rate going).

We are also now carrying some injuries (bad hip for Bec and dodgy knee for me) so we are having sports massage to try and sort that out.

We’ll be back to running this week with an 18 miler planned on Friday…. So we are working so hard for this, I promise.

We’re still working on our fundraising target so really need you to share with your friends and get us some support for your local Rape Crisis Centre Children and Young People’s Services.

See you next week!

 

Kerrie

Kerrie and Becca’s London Marathon Blog #2

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All Running Smoothiely!

My name is Becca, I am fast approaching 40, I am a mum, wife and business owner. As you could imagine, I have a full life. I started jogging just because it was sociable, free and it fitted around my family.

I have always enjoyed exercise but running would never have been top of my list! Being a former smoker probably didn’t help and I remember having to stop to catch my breath several times during 5k jogs.

I had been running for two years before My friend Kerrie and I had the crazy idea to enter the London Marathon. It will be one of the toughest challenges I have ever signed up to but raising money seems to be the bigger challenge at the moment.

As time has gone by, kilometres turned into miles, miles turned into half marathons and I started to notice positive changes in my appearance, my physical ability and in the food I wanted to eat. Everyone tells you how important it is to eat the right food before you go running. I now know this through experimenting. I can’t have that Chinese take out, accompanied with a G&T the night before a 14 mile run. I have to fuel my body correctly or suffer the consequences. I ran a half marathon on a banana (and several jelly babies) and felt great. Now I’m running past 13 miles, I’ve had to up the fuel.

I have never blogged before and I’m not sure what people write. I thought I would share my latest yogurt smoothie pre running breakfast with you. I’m not a textbook smoothie maker so every one is slightly different, depending on what I have in the fridge, what needs using before it goes out of date or just what I fancy. My eldest child has also started enjoying the smoothies. He knows there is spinach in them but he can never taste it.

This one has Greek yogurt, spinach, milk, avocado, summer fruits, dates, a good helping of seeds and walnuts.

– Becca

Kerrie and Becca’s London Marathon Blog #1

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Run Besties Run!

So this is my first entry on the blog – and as a woman who likes to have  a plan I have spent the last few months reading about how to cross the finish line in one piece.  I am now a small fountain of knowledge on positive mantra’s,  vaseline for chafing….ouch, blister plasters, zinc oxide tape and the joys of ‘Gels’ to keep you going ( but hopefully not ‘Going’!) I have a plan written specifically for the ‘non marathon runner’ which we are sticking to (pretty much…..) and have had my ‘gait’ analysed … flat footed and over pronator … so attractive to see your bum running on a treadmill, having seen a badger run once… I have the style but not the speed.

I started running at 40… purely because I hadn’t exercised anything other than my mouth for a good 10 years and felt I needed to be able to catch my son when he raced across the playground. Running worked for me as you don’t need any special kit ( HA! the naivety of that statement….) and you can go when you want to go.  No gym class times to stick to. Aside from exercising my heart and body, running also gives me time to think, a type of therapy really.

I am not good at it so I have to focus all my energies on breathing and not falling over (most of the time… spectacular fail in December when I literally ‘smashed my face in’ running up a hill…) so having brain ‘down time’ is very healthy and that’s how it feels for me.

Having completed the hellish hilly Worcester Half Marathon last May with Bec and a few other friends the full 26.2 miles seemed the next step and I knew I needed to do it for a charity I felt strongly about so I could stay motivated.

So here we are, 16.68 miles in, sore hips, sore feet but deep down, loving it a bit and hoping to raise some funds for the children’s service.

– Kerrie