Adult Support Worker/Advocate – SOS Rape Crisis

Adult Support Worker/Advocate – SOS Rape Crisis

The Synergy Essex Rape Crisis Partnership, comprising of South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC), Southend Rape Crisis Centres (SOSRC) and Mid & North Essex Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA) are three independent dedicated specialist sexual violence organisations, providing services across the whole of Essex, working with individuals who are suffering or have suffered trauma as a result of sexual violence they have experienced.

SynergyEssex have entered into a binding partnership arrangement to progress co-production, define and disseminate best practice and meet individual survivors needs across the county of Essex. The partnership works through a community based sexual violence model that is accessible, safe, appropriate and has regard for individual needs from the first point of contact.

The SynergyEssex Rape Crisis Centres provide confidential and non-judgemental support for survivors of any form of sexual abuse that has occurred at any time in their lives – whether it has occurred recently, a long time ago or is still happening. SOS Rape Crisis supports survivors who live in the area of Southend-on-Sea, Castle Point and Rochford. SERICC supports survivors who live in the area of Basildon, Brentwood, Thurrock, Harlow, & Epping

The organisation operates with women staff and volunteers as a means of achieving the charitable aims and objectives of its constitution This is specified within organisational recruitment processes and procedures which meet the terms of The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1(single sex provision).

Whist offering Specialist Support Services for all ages and all genders – Synergy Essex work from a woman’s centered perspective by offering a service led by women for women.

SynergyEssex are looking to recruit an Adult Support Worker/Advocate to provide specialist support including -information and support through the criminal justice system, to any adult who is a survivor of sexual violence.

The role is a full time post that is to be co-located between SOS Rape Crisis and SERICC

Job Role: Adult Support Worker/Advocate

Hours: Full Time Co-Located post with arrangement of 18.5 hours per week at each Rape Crisis Centre (SOS Rape Crisis and SERICC) Working hours will be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Salary: £24,174 (Scale Point 27) (unqualified) £24,964 (Scale Point 28) (ISVA qualified)

Qualifications: A recognised ISVA qualification or work towards within the next two years Proven experiences of supporting individual clients – particularly children and young people.

How to apply – For more information on the post or for an application pack with Role Description & Person Specification– please contact Laura via email to or call on 01702 667590

An application will need to be submitted with a closing date of Sunday 29th April 2018. Following Shortlisting – Interviews will be held on 17th May 2018.