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EMCYPSAS Crisis Support Worker

East Midlands Children and Young Peoples Sexual Assault Service (EMCYPSAS) Crisis Support Worker – NJC Pay scale 12 FTE £22,571 – Permanent

Employed by Nott’s SVS Services, working in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, this is an exciting opportunity to provide crisis support worker support to children, young people and their families who are accessing services at the Nottinghamshire Hub of the EMCYPSAS and across the East Midlands.

Location
Based at EMCYPSAS, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Notts SVS Services City Centre Head Office. 

Some working from home is required during COVID pandemic
Salary
NJC Pay scale 12 FTE £22,571 for hours worked, with an additional £35.00 per on-call shift covered, with yearly cost of living increase (if applicable)
Hours of work
37.5 hours per week. Minimum of 5 shifts per week, including some evening and weekend shifts.
The role will cover a variety of shifts which will be agreed in advance monthly to cover the 24/7 rota.
The shifts will range from Monday to Sunday shifts with shift times including:
Monday - Sunday:
9am – 7.00pm Mon-Sun (QMC)
6.30pm – 10.00pm Mon-Sun (homebased)
6.00am-9.30am Mon – Sun (homebased)
Sleeping overnight on-call 10pm - 6am (homebased)

Job purpose
The experienced Children and Young Person’s Crisis Support Worker will provide sensitive, client-centred, non–judgmental support to survivors, aged 17 and under, of sexual violence.  This will include providing advocacy support for clients during forensic medical examinations.

Responsibilities
•    To work as part of the initial response team of clinicians, forensic physicians, police officers and EMCYPSAS management team to deliver a high standard of service for clients referred to EMCYPSAS by the Police or who self-refer.  
•    To be responsible for  thorough  forensic cleaning of the forensic suites prior to and following  a  forensic  medical examination. 
•    To provide cover for EMCYPSAS helpline and Email contacts, answering calls and responding to Emails, acting as a first point of contact, providing information and support on topics relating to sexual violence to clients, families and carers and professionals who call the helpline or send emails and responding to the needs of clients who self-refer.

Essential experience, qualifications and skills
•    Evidence of extensive professional experience (minimum of 2 years paid experience) of working with children and young people in a supporting capacity
•    In-depth knowledge of issues experienced by children and young people and in particular in relation to sexual violence and safeguarding
•    A thorough understanding of safeguarding issues, policies and procedures
•    Experience of working in a multi-agency setting and partnerships working with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies

Applicants who successfully pass the initial set questions will be sent an application pack.  A completed application form, and a completed availability template, is needed in order to fully apply for this post.

If you are able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, you are welcome to apply: 
•    Do you have extensive experience working with children and young people in a supportive capacity?
•    Are you flexible and able to work a combination of the shifts detailed in the advert working a minimum of 37.5 hours per week?
•    Do you have experience of working in a multi-agency setting and partnerships working with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies?
•    Do you have a clear understanding of safeguarding?
•    When on-call are you able to be on site at the Queens Medical Centre within 60 minutes of receiving a call to attend?

Successful applicants will be subject to NPPVL2 Nottinghamshire Police Vetting and successful completion of the NUHT local induction and Crisis Support Worker induction programme.

CLOSING DATE: 13th July 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: TBD