Prevention Worker (Secondary/Higher Education & Communities)
- 50 Orchard street, Hamilton, ML3 6PB
- £28,215 per year pro rata
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 28 week per week
This position has expired.
LANARKSHIRE RAPE CRISIS PREVENTION WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Prevention Worker
HOURS: 28 hours a week (over 4 or 5 days)
SALARY: £28, 215 (pro rata) Fixed term until 31 March 2025
LRCC is committed to seeking and securing ongoing
LOCATION: The post holder is based at LRCC premises, central Hamilton
(with regular travel to sites across Lanarkshire)
PENSION ENTITLEMENT 6% employers’ contribution
ANNUAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT 27 days personal (increasing by 1 day per year up to
maximum of 30 days), plus 12 days Public Holidays (all pro
RESPONSIBLE TO: Service Manager, Justice Advocacy & Prevention
Please download the full application pack here: Staff vacancies - LRCC (lanrcc.org.uk)
Purpose of Post
The overall aim of this post is to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack, and to support schools, colleges and universities with implementing holistic approaches to addressing gender-based violence. The post will also play a key role in the development of local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention.
Main Responsibilities and Activities
1.Delivery of prevention education
Ø Deliver educational programmes (eg ESAS) in schools and other education and community settings using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack.
Ø 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.
Ø Deliver information sessions to school staff and parents/carers as required.
Ø Develop partnerships with higher and further education providers to plan education programmes (eg ESCU) and to support the development of policy and practice in relation to sexual violence, in accordance with existing priorities and legislation.
Ø Deliver information sessions to college/university staff as required.
Ø Deliver awareness raising and training sessions to partner organisations and play an active role in the development of sexual violence prevention projects and initiatives across Lanarkshire.
Ø Support LRCC Management Team in liaising with statutory and voluntary sector agencies (such as local education authority, youth and children’s services) and contribute to multi-agency partnerships to develop strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention.
Ø Liaise with Rape Crisis Scotland to increase connections and consistency between local and national approaches to prevention of sexual violence.
Ø Participate in practitioners’ forums with network of Rape Crisis prevention workers.
Ø Seek and develop opportunities for young people to be involved in shaping prevention interventions and work on challenging harmful gender stereotypes.
Ø Respond sensitively to disclosures and facilitate young people’s access to support services as appropriate.
Ø Act on any child protection or wellbeing concerns identified during seminars according to centre’s child protection policies and procedures. Where appropriate, participate in multi-agency initiatives to promote the young person’s safety and wellbeing.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation
Ø Gather evaluation data from young people and relevant professionals using the materials in the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack. Pass data to Rape Crisis Scotland to inform revision of materials and funding reports.
Ø Contribute to any agreed evaluation procedures including external evaluations.
Ø Ensure that the delivery of prevention work recognises the additional barriers and inequalities faced by individuals from marginalized groups and communities and strives to always promote inclusive and anti-discriminatory practice across all aspects of the service.
6. Accountability, supervision and professional development
Ø Attend regular support and supervision with line manager.
Ø Undertake training and development as required.
Ø Adhere to all LRCC policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Health and Safety standards and Equalities legislation at all times and in all locations of service delivery.
Ø Record all information pertaining to LRCC’s services accurately and appropriately in line with LRCC’s policies on confidentiality and GDPR.
7. Team working and communication
Ø Work as a team with other centre employees
Ø Attend regular team meetings.
Ø To contribute positively to the overall mission, vision and values of LRCC.
Ø Any other responsibilities commensurate with the role required to meet the needs and expectations of the organisation and Board.
Ø Flexibility of working hours
Ø The post holder will regularly apply creative or adaptive thinking to develop innovative new approaches or solutions.
Ø Contribute to the running of the Centre including housekeeping and supporting other projects.
Please download an application pack here: Staff vacancies - LRCC (lanrcc.org.uk)
Sexual Violence Prevention Worker post
There is increasing awareness of issues of sexual violence affecting young people (such as sexual bullying, pressures and expectations around “sexting”, and violence within teenage relationships) and of the impact of increasing sexualisation in the media. This post is part of a national programme involving prevention workers based at Rape Crisis centres around Scotland, coordinated by Rape Crisis Scotland, using a shared resource pack and evaluation framework. Regular training opportunities and a practitioners’ forum are provided as part of the programmes including ESAS (Equally Safe at School) Equally Safe at School | A whole school approach to preventing gender based violence and ESCU (Equally Safe at College & University). More information and a report from an external evaluation can be found https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/national-sv-prevention-programme/
Understanding of feminist analysis of violence against women
Thorough knowledge of issues relating to sexual violence
Understanding of the impact of sexualisation of young people in the media and links with violence against women
Knowledge of Youth Work Principles
Knowledge of approaches to sexual violence prevention
Knowledge of current legislation, policy and strategy relating to education and to the violence against women agenda
Skills and Abilities
Ability to engage with young people in a range of settings
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners in voluntary and statutory agencies
Good communication skills both written and oral
Ability to organise and prioritise workload and juggle demands of a busy role
Competence in use of IT, for example Microsoft packages, and delivery of Powerpoint presentations
Competence in use of social media and networking platforms for awareness raising campaigns and engagement
Competence in use of remote service delivery and engagement eg via Zoom
Experience of delivering workshops/groupwork to young people
Experience of responding to disclosures
Experience of training delivery
Experience of developing educational materials or groupwork programmes
Experience of working with people affected by gender-based violence
Experience of evaluating interventions aimed at young people
Experience of working independently in an outreach capacity
Experience of classroom and/or groupwork
Qualification in Social Care, Teaching, Community Education, Youth Work or similar discipline
Clean driving licence, access to vehicle and able to travel to various locations in the North and South Lanarkshire area
Able to work flexibly and to undertake occasional evening work (weekend work very rarely)
Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
Please note only female applicants need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975