Interested in joining the SARSAS Team?

We have a great opportunity to get involved in the development of services for women with learning disabilities.

Service Development Support Worker for Women with Learning Disabilities

Salary: £25,930 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Responsible to: Service Development Manager (Bristol, South Glos & B&NES)

Fixed term until 2021 (extensions subject to funding)

Based in: Bristol

Pension: 5%

           Annual leave: 27 days + bank hols (pro rata)

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) develop and deliver services for women and girls with learning disabilities who have experienced sexual violence, at any point in their lives. We are seeking to recruit a part time Specialist Service Development Support Worker to drive the project forward and affect positive outcomes for women in Bristol and surrounding areas.

The post holder will be based in our Bristol hub, with some travel around Avon and Somerset.

You will be responsible for project development which includes the development of a Tool Kit for professionals working with women with learning disabilities; developing resources for survivors with learning disabilities; running workshops for professionals; attending events and promotional work within a multi-agency remit and facilitating a celebration event on behalf of SARSAS in 2021. You will also work directly with female survivors that have a learning disability including; leading group work and one-to-one support work for female survivors with a learning disability.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys development work and can effectively promote the rights of all survivors of any kind of sexual violence through trauma informed therapeutic services, liaison, advocacy and care co-ordination.

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.  This post is funded by The 3 Guineas Trust

SARSAS strives to have attractive working conditions including flexible working hours, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages.

Preference for working days – Mon, Tues and Weds with flexible hours.

For more information and to apply, download an application pack below:

SARSAS Service Development Support Worker for women with learning disabilities Job Description

SARSAS Application Form

SARSAS Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have any questions, contact or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Ruth Wood, Service Development Manager.

Closing Date: Friday 5th April 10am.

Interviews will be held in: Bristol on 26th April 2019. Please ensure you are available in person for an interview on this date. If you are successful in reaching interview stage, you will be contacted by Friday 12th April 2019. We regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants at this stage.

Preferred start date: 1st May 2019

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. SARSAS are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Our current premises are wheelchair accessible.

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

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682   Company No 6738639

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