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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

Lead Crisis Worker

Job Reference: 415-L21-071

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Truro SARC
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Sexual Assault Referral Centre Team on a fixed term basis of 9/12 months. The role is full time (37.5 hours per week).

The post holder will be based at the Truro Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) within opening hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. They will provide the initial support to individuals who have recently been victims of rape and sexual assault within the context of a non-judgemental and confidential service. The post holder will provide initial support, crisis management and onward referrals for patients that attend the Centre for a forensic medical examination. The post holder will be required to provide ‘out of hours’ telephone advice to members of the public on a rota basis with colleagues. The post holder will be required to manage the ‘Hub’ inbox and triage referrals to the appropriate professional for action.

Closing Date: 15th March 2021.

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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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