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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2020.

Child ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)

Job Reference: 325-A-20-101014

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,933 to £39,681 inc fringe HCAS

STARS - Sexual Trauma: Assessment, Recovery Support

STARS is a specialist CAMHS team offering support and therapy to children and young people affected by sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. We currently have a vacancy for a CAMHS Band 6 Child ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor). The CISVA offers support and advocacy to children and young people who have made allegations of sexual abuse and are (or are considering) going through a police investigation. The CISVA plays a vital role in assessing the needs of the child or young person, providing them with advice and information while supporting them emotionally as they go through the investigation process. This is an exciting opportunity to offer child and adolescent focused support to our clients and to make a real difference to their lives.

The STARS team work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Surrey and support them in their recovery from trauma following sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. The team offer a number of interventions including individual therapy, group therapy and work with parents and carers. The team regularly provides training and consultation to other professionals and has close links to the Surrey SARC, Social Care, Police and local schools.

STARS is led by experienced professionals who will be able to offer enhanced support to you in this role and you will be part of an exciting service development reaching more and more children and young people.

Please note, this post is fixed term contract until end March 2022.

Please contact Natasha Dean (Lead Clinician) on 01372 203096 for more information.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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