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Outreach Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £29,122 pro-rata
  • Highlands
  • Closing 7th March 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd February 2022
  • 21 hours


Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH) is a charitable organisation based in Inverness and affiliated to Rape Crisis Scotland. Our charity provides emotional and practical support for anyone aged 13+ living in Highland who has been affected by sexual violence. We also aim to increase awareness and end sexual violence through campaigns, training, and educational workshops.

The Outreach Support Worker will be part of a small team, travelling across the Highlands to meet survivors and provide in-person emotional support. Our Outreach service is crucial to remove barriers for survivors, providing support in rural hard-to-reach areas and at times that work for our service-users.

We are looking for a candidate with a feminist understanding of sexual violence and experience providing emotional support to survivors of sexual violence and/or individuals with complex support needs. The successful candidate will be required to undertake extensive travel, with frequent overnight stays. A UK driving licence and access to a car is therefore essential.

RASASH is committed to diversity and flexible working and will consider a range of options for the successful candidate. Formal higher education is not a requirement for this role.

Main duties:

Direct support work

• Deliver face to face support throughout Highland for survivors of sexual violence or abuse, aged 13+, including those who have complex needs.

• Provide email, telephone and digital support for survivors aged 13+.

• To record all information pertaining to RASASH’s support services accurately and appropriately in line with RASASH's support service information recording and Data Protection systems.

• To act on any child protection or safeguarding concerns according to RASASH policies and procedures

Service Development / Multi-Agency Working

• Increase awareness of the service in local communities and with agencies

• Engage in and promote multi-agency and partnership working if required


• Flexibility in working hours, including some evenings

• Able to travel extensively across Highland including regular overnight stays

• Able to drive and have access to own vehicle due to travel requirements of the role

• Any other duties as required

A full overview of the Outreach Support Worker role and responsibilities is provided in the job pack

Application notes

Please email to request a job pack and application form.

Closing date: 7th March 2022 at noon