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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 15th October 2021

  • Advertised from 17th September 2021
  • 21 hours


The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) offer free, confidential and trauma-informed support and information to anyone over the age of 12 years who has experienced sexual violence or knows someone who has, across Ayrshire. We support people of all genders, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people. We will listen, believe, and support anyone of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religious and cultural background.

Principal Duties:

• To provide direct person-centered support to individuals affected by any form of rape/sexual abuse through effective listening skills and encouraging individuals to recognise their own potential.

• To provide direct person-centered support to the partners/parents of survivors of rape, sexual abuse and/or violence.

• The post will be based at our centre in Kilmarnock, with out-reach support Ayrshire-wide, and will also involve some home-working.

• To create and maintain a support plan in conjunction with survivors

• At all times, ensure the safety, security and dignity of survivors, respect their right to confidentiality and the parameters of this.

• To contribute to the development of Centre Volunteers as required.

• As we are a small centre the support worker will be required to support the general centre activities.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 12noon on Friday 15th October

At the STAR centre, we wish for our team to understand and relate to the differing circumstances and experiences that our survivor’s face. As such, we aim to build a team which is both diverse and dynamic in nature. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

A PVG Check will be undertaken as part of the selection process.