Paediatric Crisis Worker - West Midlands Paediatric SARC Nuneaton, West Midlands £80

Paediatric Crisis Worker - West Midlands Paediatric SARC

Location: Nuneaton, West Midlands |
Salary: £80 |
Posted: 13 Mar 2019 |
Closes: 27 Mar 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Part-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7688

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the West Midlands Paediatric SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) Service. The service provides acute and historic examinations, healthcare and support to clients under 18, across the West Midlands, West Mercia, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
A Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a dedicated centre providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have suffered sexual assault, both for those who wish to involve the Police and those who self-refer.  Utilising a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Crisis Workers, Police Officers and support staff the SARC will provide crisis support, appropriate facilities and trained staff for completion of forensic medical examination, provision and advice regarding aftercare including emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, as well as facilitating counselling and ongoing support via third sector agencies and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors.
The role of the historic crisis worker is to provide on-call advocacy support for clients under the age of 18 and their families when accessing the West Midlands Paediatric Service and to assess onward referrals required and facilitate referral pathways. This role will provide Crisis Worker support to at the historic clinic that runs each week at the Blue Sky Centre, Nuneaton on a Wednesday.
There will be the opportunity to join the acute rota at Walsall on a seperate flexi contract for interested candidates. When applying for this position please ensure you send in a covering letter of at least 1 side of A4 stating which role you are applying for and whether you would like to be considered for the acute rota.

We are recruiting for a Paediatric Crisis Worker​ to join our team in West Mids Paediatric SARC Service – Blue Sky Centre, Nuneaton

Benefits as a Paediatric Crisis Worker

Salary: £80 per day 9.30am – 4.30pm, £12.50 overtime per hour (or part thereof), Travelling time to/from SARC is not paid, £8.50ph Admin/Training hours

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions 
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts

Shifts: Wednesday 9.30am – 4.30pm only (Part Time)

Job Outline: 

To provide advocacy support for under 18 clients and their family accessing the West Midlands Paediatric Service SARC service historic clinics. To assess onward referrals required and facilitate referral pathways.


  • To provide advocacy support for under 18 clients and their family accessing the West Midlands Paediatric Service SARC service historic clinics
  • To assist with the administration and management of clients accessing the SARC service.
  • To offer a welcoming environment to all service users and visitors upon their arrival at the SARC venue
  • To provide advocacy service to all SARC clients
  • To provide sensitive and non–judgmental support, enabling the service user to regain control and self-esteem.
  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team, liaising and providing support to each other
  • To offer telephone support to SARC clients where required.
  • To provide information to enable clients to make informed decisions in relation to the self-referral option, medical care, forensic examination, making a police report and onward referrals.
  • To produce clear record keeping/documentation and ensure it’s secure storage as per SARC service policy.
  • To assess, offer and gain consent from the client for any onward referrals.
  • To ensure a high standard of DNA decontamination between forensic cases when needed.
  • To assist with the collection of forensic samples, ensuring continuity and chain of evidence are maintained.
  • To assist with the collection of medical samples and their transfer to the laboratory ensuring continuity and chain of evidence are maintained.
  • To undertake follow-up and well-being calls to clients and their families as required
  • Undertake the Crisis Worker role at any location outside the SARC in order to meet service needs if required, eg Hospital, Prison, Care Home.
  • To document clearly any safeguarding concerns, complete any relevant risk assessments and liaise with the Sexual Offence Examiner, Police Officer and SARC office team.
  • To feedback any issues or clinical incidents to the SARC Service Coordination Manager
  • To maintain a SARC training matrix by attending peer supervision, appraisals, undertaking reflective practice and completing mandatory training.
  • To adhere Policies and Procedures produced by G4S Health and the SARC
  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR)
  • Carry out any reasonable request from your line manager

Key Competencies: 

  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Multi-disciplinary Team working
  • Non-judgmental

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills & Requirement:

  • Previous Experience of working with Children and Young People
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable clients.
  • Excellent Communication Skills both written and oral.
  • Good safeguarding awareness
  • Full driving license and access to own transport

Essential Skills required:

  • Previous role working with victims of sexual assault
  • Forensic Awareness
  • Multi-Agency Working

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