Interested in joining the SARSAS Team?

Specialist Support Worker – Bristol & South Gloucestershire

£24,692 per annum (pro rata)

22 hours per week

Fixed term contract for one year pending further funding

Based in SARSAS Bristol Hub

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 (16+) who have experienced sexual violence, at any point in their lives. We are seeking to recruit a part time Specialist Support Worker to work with survivors with complex needs and affect positive outcomes for women in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

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

We are seeking to recruit a part time Specialist Support Worker to meet the support needs of complex survivors and work alongside professionals to affect positive outcomes for SARSAS clients.

We are looking for an individual who is confident in working with women with complex needs 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.

Role Objectives:

  • To use trauma informed support and psychoeducational tools, to enable women and girls to work towards safety & stabilisation, to access services and receive wrap around trauma informed care plans.
  • For SARSAS SSW clients, to be able to engage and inform their own ‘cope & recovery’ plan & access future therapeutic long-term support, such as counselling, if required/if they wish.

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

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 and Tues + a day of your choice.

To apply, complete and return the Application Form and E&D Form that can be found below.

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 14th June 10am.

Interviews will be held in: Bristol on 28th June 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 21st June 2019. We regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants at this stage.

Preferred start date: 1st August 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.

Bristol SSW Job Description

SARSAS Application form

E&D form

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