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Male Outreach / Crisis Worker - Kent

Job Reference: J306-A-19-0158

Employer:
Mountain Healthcare Ltd
Location:
Maidstone
Salary:
£22,000 to £24,000 (depending on experience)

Mountain Healthcare Limited is a clinically led business, specialising in the provision ofSexual Assault Referral Services and Police Custodial Healthcare. Our aim is to provide the best possible standard of healthcare, through innovative, holistic and efficient service design, to improve the outcome of the people we serve. Our services are commissioned by the Police and NHS England, and we are registered with the CQC for the provision of the SARC services provided, which we currently operate in 14 locations across the U.K.

Male Outreach - Crisis Worker (Kent)

 

Mountain Healthcare are pleased to offer a vital new service which has been commissioned to increase awareness and support for male victims of sexual assault, to support the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Each county has its own dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), with teams consisting of Crisis Workers, Forensic Nurse Examiners and Sexual Offence Examiners.

We envisage three posts will be available for this new service, with one dedicated Male Outreach Crisis Worker for each of the SARCs based in the counties of Kent (Maidstone), West Sussex (Crawley) and Surrey (Cobham).

We are looking for passionate individuals who will drive national awareness of the services which are available at the SARC, to support male victims, in order to increase user engagement. In additional to outreach work, the postholder will provide front-line advocacy support for service users and be the main point of contact for all SARC activities which

The main responsibilities of this role will include;

- Proactively engaging relevant stakeholders and partners to maintain good communication, identify gaps in service and develop new pathways

- To promote the services available at the SARC to support male survivors, through presentations, meetings, and participation with activities arrange with the wider communications team

- To provide on-call support as a dedicated crisis worker to support male service users (through Police or self-referral processes)

- To provide telephone support, administration and management of the services at the SARC (for male clients)

- Taking an active role and providing assistance with the collection of forensic evidence and examinations, including the use of the colposcope, medical care and providing advocacy support

A job description has been attached for further information regarding the day-to-day role requirements and functions.

Essential and Desirable (Skills and Experience)

Whilst there are currently no associated qualification requirements for this vacancy, it is essential that the successful applicant has experience with one of the following areas of work; dealing with victims of sexual assault, a background in sexual health, GU medicine, counselling, social work (or other related fields of work).

Our vision for delivering this high quality service specification will require all staff to be able to develop new skills and we will work with you to provide the right support in a challenging environment.

Though full support and substantive training will be provided for this role, we would love our staff to identify new and innovative ways to develop and identify what people need from our service.

Applicants must ideally live within easy reach of the SARC and have access to transport for out of hours travel.

 

 




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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