Interested in joining the SARSAS Team?

We are currently recruiting for the following role;

Somerset Phoenix Project Specialist Support Worker

for Young People (13-18yrs)

£24,692 Pro Rata 17 hours per week (to include a Wednesday and two other days by negotiation)

 This is a temporary maternity leave post, to end no later than March 2021

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) work in partnership with Barnardo’s and Somerset Public Health to deliver a sexual abuse service to children and young people in Somerset. We are seeking to recruit a part time Specialist Support Worker for 17 hours to join a team to meet the support needs of 13 – 18-year olds, their families and carers and work alongside professionals to support them to affect positive outcomes for young people.

The post holder will be based with an integrated team in Taunton managed by Barnardo’s and will manage a small caseload of young people and families alongside delivering training to professionals.

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.

We are looking for an individual who can effectively empower and promote the rights of young survivors through trauma informed therapeutic work, liaison and advocacy.  This post is funded by Somerset Public Health.  The post holder will be employed under the terms and conditions of SARSAS but will be based within a team managed by Barnardo’s and based in a Taunton office.  Travel is required so a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

To apply for this position, please read the Specialist Support Job Description,  complete the SARSAS Application form, and SARSAS Equality Diversity monitoring form and return to recruitment@sarsas.org.uk. For more information please contact our Taunton office 01823 324 944 or Barnardo’s Phoenix Project Manager, Emily on 07590 627 654.

Please specify you are interested in applying for the Somerset Phoenix Project Specialist Support Worker post.

SARSAS operate an equal opportunities policy, and are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be subject to successful DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

Closing Date:  9th March 10am

Interviews will be held in Taunton on 18th March in Taunton. Candidates should ensure they are available for an interview on this date.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, especially from minority groups/groups with a protected characteristic such as BME, who are currently under-represented at SARSAS. We are able to offer flexible working hours.

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464*

Mon 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6.30pm – 8pm

What to expect when you call

*Self-defined gender identity. Trans and non-binary callers welcome.

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464*

Mon 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6.30pm – 8pm

What to expect when you call

*Self-defined gender identity. Trans and non-binary callers welcome.

Listening, believing & supporting