Sexual Violence Support Workers Vacancies
Calan DVS are recruiting for two Sexual Violence Support Workers – one based in Neath Port Talbot and the other in Brecon
Contract: Three year fixed term contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £21,000 per annum depending on experience
Location: Neath Port Talbot/Brecon
Application closing date: Monday 22 August 2022
Interview date: Monday 29 August 2022 (in Neath)
The Lotus Project
The Lotus Project is a new service within Calan DVS which has been co-produced with survivors and stakeholders. The new service has been implemented to support individuals who are accessing Calan Domestic Abuse services and who have also experienced Sexual Violence.
The service will operate from a trauma informed, strengths based perspective in order to ensure each survivor has consistent yet individualised support throughout their recovery journey.
Each survivor who accesses the service will have the opportunity to receive specialist support through our Sexual Violence Counselling service, tailor made group work program and one to one support. Survivors will have regular strength based goal setting sessions with their Sexual Violence Support Worker.
Consultations and collaborative working are at the heart of working in a trauma informed way, therefore the Lotus Project will continue to be developed alongside the support staff and survivors who access the service.
Purpose of the Role
- To provide consistant, psychosocial, trauma informed support for survivors of sexual violence.
- To ensure each survivor accessing The Lotus Project is informed and empowered on the ways in which to access therapeutic support after experiencing sexual violence.
- To deliver sexual violence specific group work and one to one support.
- To work in a multidisciplinary manner to ensure each survivor is linked with the appropriate external support services (such as ISVA services, SARC, substance use services).
You will have experience of working from a strengths-based perspective with survivors of sexual violence. With this, you will be empathetic and passionate about finding creative, holistic ways to support the individual recovery journeys of those effected by sexual abuse. Within this role, you must be able to thrive in a collaborative team environment and understand that the survivors we support, the team you are in and the service itself are all working together on a journey to develop a truly trauma informed service.
How to Apply
Full job description and personal specification here.
Click here to download an application form.
Please return the application form by Monday, 22 August 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: Monday, 29 August 2022
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check plus a full driving licence with access to your own vehicle.
Calan DVS is committed to Equal Opportunities. All posts are exempt under Section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975