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05/07/2017

 

RESEARCH AND DATA VOLUNTEER

Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSAS) are looking for a volunteer to assist with producing a report on the impact of our specialist services. The right person will ideally have experience in data analysis and reporting, either in a professional or academic capacity.

More information is available here. To apply, please contact Natalie Brook, Centre Manager, on manager@rcsas.org.uk or 01293 538477. Deadline: Monday 24 July 2017 at 5pm.

19/06/2017

The Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) Weaving the Web (WtW) project aims to develop new online support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. To do this, RCEW are reaching out to women and girls who want to share their thoughts and ideas around the online services that could be created and how to ensure these services are accessible. Over the next few weeks, RCEW are conducting face to face events, online discussion events and a survey, to reach as many women and girls as possible. If you are interested in participating, please find more information below.

Online Discussion Events 


Places are prioritised for women and girls who've experienced rape, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence and identify themselves as living in rural areas or have not previously accessed support services for rape or sexual abuse. Places will then be assigned on a first come first served basis. Participants will not be asked to share their personal experiences or identify themselves.


Dates are:
Thursday 22nd June    19:00-20:30
Thursday 22nd June    21:00-22:30
Saturday 24th June      9:30-11:00
Click here to book a place at one of these online events.
All participants will receive a £10 High Street voucher. 
 


Co-production Survey 


The co-production survey closes at midnight on 30th June 2017. This survey is open to all women and girls to contribute to the development of online services. Please share the survey link as much as you can so that we can hear from as many women and girls as possible. 


The survey can be accessed here. 

The survey is available in additional languages on our website here.

12/06/2017

Next week (June 19th – 24th) is  Small Charity Week 2017 . You can help us to win £150 in this year’s #ILoveSmallCharities competitions by posting a message on Facebook, a picture on Instagram or by Tweeting. The charity that gets the most messages of support on each social media channel wins a £150 donation.

 

It’s really easy to enter your message.

 

  1. Take a photo of yourself holding up a poster with the following text: “I love Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex because (why you love us)”.

  2. Upload the photo to either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

For Twitter entries Tweet your photo message, making sure you include the @RC_SurreySussex and the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag. You should also mention @SCWeek2017 in your tweet so all of our entries are acknowledged and counted.

 

For Facebook entries post your photo message to the Small Charity Week Facebook wall, making sure you include our name and the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag.

 

For Instagram entries upload a photo onto Instagram, making sure you include the @RC_SurreySussex and the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag. You should also tag @SCWeek2017 in the post.

 

If you don’t have a camera you are welcome to simply write a message of love, following the instructions given above. So tell the world why you love us between June 19th – 24th (please note any messages of love submitted outside these dates won’t be counted)!

 

09/06/2017

Have your say: Mental health services
 
Organisations across Sussex and East Surrey are working together to look at how to improve mental health services. This work is being supported by an organisation called
Carnall Farrar who are collecting views from people who use mental health services, their carers and GPs. 

If you are either a service user or care for someone who uses mental health services and would like to share your views and insights please complete a short survey. The results will be published in the summer and will be used as part of ongoing work to improve mental health services.

The closing date for the survey is Friday 16 June 2017 and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
 

17/05/2017

We currently have paid vacancies at both our Crawley and Croydon centres for qualified Counsellors and Supervisors.

  • Clinical Supervisor

Are you a fully qualified Clinical Supervisor working towards accreditation or accredited and have experience working with trauma and survivors of sexual violence? Are you committed to a feminist model of empowerment and would thrive working in a diverse, enthusiastic, and supportive all women team? Then come join the Rape Crisis movement.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Clinical Supervisor to join our well established team working with women who have survived sexual violence. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in Counselling and Supervision with, or working towards accreditation

  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience

  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence

  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week

 

Accredited sexual violence training will be provided free to successful applicants. CPD is given four times a year (funding permitting).  Bilingual counsellors most welcome.  

 

Please call or email for an application pack: info@rcsas.org.uk / 01293 538477.

 

Closing date for applications:  12 June 2017

 

  • ​Counsellors

 

Are you a fully qualified Counsellor working towards accreditation or accredited and have experience working with trauma and survivors of sexual violence? Are you committed to a feminist model of empowerment and would thrive working in a diverse, enthusiastic, and supportive all women team? Then come join the Rape Crisis movement.

 

Remuneration per hour on application. Enhanced CRB checks are required for this post. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in Counselling/Supervision with, or working towards accreditation

  • A minimum of three years post qualification experience

  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence desirable but training will be given

  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week and one day time

 

If you enjoy working in a motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated and supportive all-women team, call us for an application pack on 01293 538477 or e-mail info@rasasc.org.uk.
 

Closing date for applications:  12 June 2017

 

  • Volunteer Counsellor Placements in 2nd/3rd year of training

 

We are looking for trainee therapists to work with survivors of sexual violence who are currently on our waiting list for therapy.  This position is to support women and girls in a therapeutic and non-judgmental space for six sessions to explore their feelings and current situation in order to alleviate the stress whilst waiting for long term therapy.

 

All applicants will have to successfully complete our accredited Sexual Violence training (10 weeks) before seeing clients.

 

RCSAS offers CPD four times a year (funding permitting), free clinical supervision and line management support. If you enjoy working in a supportive and committed team of women and are dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and ending violence against women, we would love to hear from you. Bilingual counsellors most welcome.

 

Please call or email for an application pack: info@rcsas.org.uk / 01293 538477.

 

Closing date for applications:  12 June 2017

Due to the sensitive nature of our work we will be considering female applicants only for all posts in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1).

24/03/2017

Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex Wins Award

 

Local charity Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex (RCSAS) have been awarded best ‘Support Group’ in the 2017 Crawley Community Awards.

The charity was set up less than two years ago to work with women and girls who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. In the short time since its launch, RCSAS have provided free, independent, specialist support to over 300 survivors.

Based in Crawley, RCSAS supports women and girls from across Sussex and east Surrey. Services include trauma therapy, independent advocacy, outreach, a helpline and training and prevention work.

Centre Manager Natalie Brook commented: “we are delighted to be recognised by our local community with this award, demonstrating both the positive impact our services are having on women and girls’ lives as well as the need for our work. More women and girls than ever are seeking support for the trauma they have experienced which is why specialist services like RCSAS are in high demand. We look forward to continuing our work to believe, support and empower women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives and would warmly welcome anyone who may need our support to contact us.”

The centre can be contacted on 01293 538477 or info@rcsas.org.uk. The helpline is open every day between 12:00 and 14:30 and 19:00 and 21:30 on 0808 802 9999.

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