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Bank Crisis Worker

Band 4

Main area
Sexual assault
Band 4
Ad Hoc
Job ref
Royal Preston hospital
£20,150 - £23.363
13/12/2018 23:59

Bank Crisis workers – On-call 

Based on the Royal Preston Hospital site, the Lancashire Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Centre opened in July 2002.  Providing a service to individuals within Lancashire, the Centre is the first purpose-built unit combining forensic and medical care for complainants of rape sexual assault and provides crisis and comprehensive support services for women, men and children of all ages. The Centre is a joint initiative funded by Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

Responsible to Centre Manager, you will work as part of a team of Crisis Workers servicing the SAFE Centre. You will be responsible for providing on-call, 24 hours Monday to Friday 24 hrs & 24 hours w/ends and bank holidays crisis management cover to the Centre.

The successful candidates will have 2 years experience as a health/social care professional or similar role preferably, in dealing with individuals who have experienced emotional and or physical trauma. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Desirably, you will be able to show evidence of attending a basic counselling course e.g. level one, as well as being able to demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment.

It is essential you have access to a telephone and in the event of a crisis case you will be expected to arrive at the Centre within 45 minutes of receiving the call out to ensure thorough preparation of the Centre’s examination area ready to receive clients.  You will also ensure that all areas are left in a forensically clean state, and offer client support and advocacy throughout.  Training and full induction will be offered upon appointment.

Days, Evenings & Nights, weekends and bank holidays by prior arrangement

On-call & out of hours allowances as per agenda for change

Interview Date: 10th January 2019

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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