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'Out of Hours' SARC Support Coordinators (Teesside, Durham and Northumbria, Tyne & Wear)

Applications are invited for immediate vacancies for the post of ‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support Coordinator to support the North East SARC Support Service.

The North East SARC Support Service is a 24 hour / 7 day week Sexual Violence Crisis Service, that supports victims of rape and other sexual offences, that make contact with or attend the Sexual Assault Referral Centres in Teesside, Durham and Northumbria Police areas.

We are seeking to establish a bank of ‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support Coordinators that are committed to working flexibly as part of a team in order to provide the 24 / 7 service. The post holders will work a combination of contract hours that are delivered between 3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. midweek and 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. on weekends where they operate from their designated SARC followed by ‘On Call’ cover that is provided from home.

Post holders are required to provide a minimum commitment to cover two shifts per week (10 contract hours per week) and a maximum of 4 shifts per week (20 contract hours per week) followed by a period of on-call where they may be required to take a call to offer advice or open up a SARC.

They will provide crisis intervention and support for anyone who has experienced a sexual offence, regardless of when the offence occurred or whether the incident was reported to the police or not, outlining options available to the victim and providing support throughout any subsequent process.

The role embraces a crisis management approach focused on meeting the needs and concerns that victims identify. This includes providing advice and reassurance to the victim as well as supporting them through a Police and/or specialist forensic investigation. The SARC Support Coordinator will conduct an initial risk and need assessment, advising on what help is available and refer on to external agencies with the consent of the client.

‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support coordinators provide cover through the evening, night and at weekends. They must be flexible with availability and able to commit to working as part of a team, supporting colleagues and providing regional cover as and when required. They may at time be required to support the daytime service.

Training and support will be available to all successful applicants.

‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support Coordinators

Responsible to: A designated SARC Support Service Team Leader

Location: ‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support Coordinators will work their contract hours from a designated SARC (i.e. Teesside, Durham or Northumbria), with an element of flexibility as at times they will be required to support colleagues in a neighbouring SARCs. ‘On Call’ cover will be provided from home.

Salary: £21,131 – £22,374 pro rata. ‘On Call’ standby allowance will be £1.00 per hour. Call outs will be paid at the standard rate and will include the time taken to receive the call and travelling time to and from home.

Mileage: Will be provided at £0.45p per mile.

Hours of work: A team of SARC Support Coordinators will populate a rota to support the Teesside, Durham and Northumbria SARCs ‘Out of Hours’ with the intention of providing three SARC Support Coordinators during the following time periods: –

● 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 a.m. Monday – Thursday,
● Weekends i.e. 4.30 p.m. on Friday – 9.00 a.m. on Monday, and
● All Bank Holidays

SARC Support Coordinators will be required to operate from a designated SARC during their contract hours between 3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. on weekends and Bank Holidays.

On-call cover will be provided between the hours of: –

● 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 a.m. midweek,
● 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and 9.00 a.m. on weekends and Bank Holidays

(Please note: Post holders will also be expected to attend team meetings and training during the day)

DBS Check and Vetting: The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and also security vetting for non-police personnel. They will also be required to provide a DNA sample for inclusion on a Contamination Elimination Database.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Graham Strange, Safe in Tees Valley, Victim Service Lead Officer on telephone number 07950192911 or email graham.strange@sarc-support.uk

Please download the application documents by clicking the links below. For more information please email info@safeinteesvalley.org or call 01642 664440.

OOH SARC Support Coordinator – Job Description

Advert – OOH SARC Support Coordinator

Website-Application-Form

Equal Opportunity Monitoring

  • Closing date for applications is 12.00 p.m. on 27.9.19
  • Shortlisting will take place on 30.9.19
  • Interviews will take place on 8.10.19 or 10.10.19

If the suggested interview date is not convenient, please provide three potential dates asap after the 8.10.19 when you could be available for interview.

Daytime SARC Support Coordinator - Northumbria/ Tyne & Wear

Applications are invited for the post of Northumbria Daytime SARC Support Coordinator

Safe in Tees Valley (SITV) are responsible for the delivery of the North East SARC Support Service which is a 24 hour / 7 day week Sexual Violence Crisis Service, that support victims of rape and other sexual offences, that make contact with or attend the Sexual Assault Referral Centres in Teesside, Durham and Northumbria Police areas.

SITV are seeking to appoint a Daytime SARC Support Coordinator to operate from the Newcastle SARC.   The successful applicant will provide a consistent, first point of contact for enquiries to the SARC Support Service with a specific responsibility for the Northumbria SARC area.

The service provides support for all victims of rape and other sexual offences, whether the police have been informed or not.  The role embraces a crisis management approach focused on meeting the needs and concerns that victims identify.  This includes providing advice and reassurance to the victim as well as supporting them through a Police and/or specialist forensic investigation.  The SARC Support Coordinator will conduct an initial risk and need assessment, advising on what help is available and refer on to external agencies with the consent of the client.

‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support coordinators provide cover through the night and at weekends.  The daytime SARC Support Coordinators are responsible for reviewing actions taken by the ‘Out of Hours’ team to ensure that all follow on actions are completed.    When appropriate they will act as a mentor for ‘Out of Hours’ SARC Support Coordinators.

The post holder will be required to be flexible with availability and able to commit to working as part of a team, supporting colleagues and providing regional cover as and when required.  They may be required to support the ‘Out of Hours’ service.

Training and support will be available to all successful applicants.

The post holder will have good IT skills, with the ability to operate a ‘cloud based’ Case Management System.

Northumbria Daytime SARC Support Coordinator

Working pattern:  Full Time

Salary:                  £23,154

Mileage:                Will be provided at £0.45p per mile.

Hours:                   37 hours p.w

Location:               Newcastle SARC, Rhona Cross Suite, New Croft House, Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6ND. The successful applicant will be based within the Newcastle SARC but will operate as a ‘virtual’ team together with the existing SARC Support Coordinators in Durham and Teesside.

Day time SARC Support Coordinator – Job Description

Website-Application-Form

Equal Opportunity Monitoring

DBS Check and Vetting: The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and security vetting for non-police personnel.   They will be required to provide a DNA sample for inclusion on a Contamination Elimination Database.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Graham Strange, Safe in Tees Valley, Victim Service Lead Officer on 07950192911 or email graham.strange@sarc-support.uk

Closing date for applications is 12:00noon on Friday 6th September 2019

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 9th September 2019

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th September 2019

If the suggested interview date is not convenient, please provide three potential dates soon after the 18th September 2019 when you could be available for interview. For more information email info@safeinteesvalley.org or call 01642 664440

How we’re funded

SARC Teesside is jointly commissioned by NHS England and the Police Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Charitable donations also help support our work.

They were lovely and made me feel comfortable. Out of hours staff were lovely as well. Talked to me and made me feel at ease and safe

Female, 18, Medical Examination, Police Interview

Brilliant, could not of got through this tough time without all the help from staff. Thank you for everything

Male, 20, Support Session

The staff are really helpful and lovely they could not have done more

Female, 35, Police Interview

Excellent, very supportive, listened and gave good advice. A massive thank you to the staff for being so supportive with my daughter and myself at this traumatic time for her. You do an excellent job.

Female, 47, Medical Examination, Police Interview
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