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Crisis Worker

Job Reference: 841-19-089-FB

Employer:
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Department:
Countywide Services - Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Location:
Gloucester
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.


Crisis Worker

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214 - £30,112

Hours: 22.5 per week

Location: Hope House, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

We Care, You Matter” – providing non-judgmental, compassionate services to people of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is an award-winning service based in Hope House, Gloucester. We support victims of sexual assault when they need us most, from helping to gather forensic evidence through to linking with sexual health, counselling, advocacy and other specialist support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team who is passionate about supporting people at times of great vulnerability and trauma. Our crisis workers play a key role in ensuring a high quality, client centred service is delivered with the aim of reducing the negative impacts of sexual violence and assisting the criminal justice system.

The post holder would work 18.75-22.5 hours a week (9-5pm) as well as being responsible for undertaking 6-10 out of Hours shifts including bank holidays and weekends to ensure and all individuals accessing the service receive high quality, person-centred care.

If you are passionate about providing person-centered, non-judgmental and compassionate services for people who need them most, we would love to hear from you.

This post will be subject to a satisfactory police clearance as well as an enhanced disclosure with both an Adult and Children’s barring list check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Closing date: 30th May2019

Interview date: 4th June 2019




Applicants should note that all appointments to gloucestershire Care Services (soon to become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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