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Sexual Violence Prevention Worker, Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre

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Established on 9th August 2004, Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre is situated in Hamilton, and delivers its services across North & South Lanarkshire. LRCC provides emotional & practical support to women, and girls over 12 years of age, who have experienced rape and/or any other form of sexual abuse in their lifetime.

LRCC work in partnership with a number of local agencies, and with violence against women partnerships in North & South Lanarkshire to tackle issues surrounding gender based violence. LRCC aims to provide Choice, Support & Empowerment to women and girls, and help them to take back control of their own lives after the impact that trauma has had over a period of time. As their HR Business Partner we are supporting the organisation in recruiting a Sexual Violence Prevention Worker (21-25 hours per week), a funded role within the organisation which has current funding to 31st March 2020 however this may be extended by a further three years.

Role summary

The Sexual Violence Prevention Project aims to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention and to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the LRCC sexual violence prevention pack.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Worker is expected to possess a strong commitment to anti-discriminatory practice. They will be responsible to the Centre Manager for maintaining the working principles, objectives and policies of the Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre as outlined in the project’s Code of Conduct.

Strategic development

Liaise with statutory and voluntary sector agencies, such as the local education authority, youth and children’s services, and participate in multi-agency partnerships to develop strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention.

Liaise with Rape Crisis Scotland Sexual Violence Prevention Co-ordinator to increase connectivity between local and national strategic approaches.

Participate in practitioner’s forums with a network of prevention workers.

Contribute to the organisation of forums for consultation with young people, such as focus groups and events.

Development of prevention education

Deliver educational programmes in schools and other education and community settings using the sexual violence prevention pack.

Develop partnerships with schools and other education providers to plan education programmes and to support the development of policy and practice in relation to sexual violence, in accordance with existing priorities such as Curriculum for Excellence, Getting it Right for Every child and child protection.

Deliver information sessions to school staff and parents/carers as required.

Support

Respond sensitively to disclosures and facilitate young people’s access to support services as appropriate

Act on any child protection or wellbeing concerns identified during seminars according to child protection policies and procedures. Where appropriate, participate in multi-agency initiatives to promote the young person’s safety and wellbeing.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Gather evaluation data from young people and link professionals using the materials in the sexual violence prevention pack. Pass data to the Sexual Violence Prevention co-ordinator to inform revision of materials and funding reports.

Contribute to any agreed evaluation procedures including external evaluations.

Equalities

Promote anti-discriminatory values and non-violence in all aspects of practice.

Accountability, supervision and professional development

Attend regular support and supervision meetings with your line manager.

Undertake training and development as required.

Adhere to LRCC’s policies and procedures.

Team working and communication

Work as part of the LRCC team with other centre employees.

Attend regular staff update meetings.

Other

Additional duties as required in agreement with the centre manager.

This post is open to female applicants only as this is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. We welcome applications from women with disabilities, LGB, BME and trans women of all ages. Please contact Natalie Hunter at HR Services Scotland Ltd on 0800 652 2610 for further information or to receive an application pack.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £25,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year

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