Adult & Paediatric Crisis Worker

Adult & Paediatric Crisis Worker Ampthill

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Are you looking for a new and exciting alternative career path within the care sector? How would you like to work for an innovative and market-leading organisation?

This is the perfect opportunity for a compassionate person with a desire to help others at the greatest time of need.

The role of Crisis Worker is critical in providing victims of sexual assault with the dedicated support and care required. Acting as the advocate for patients who attend the centre, you will empower them to feel in control and where applicable, support them during the forensic examination process.

Each county has its own dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), the service has been commissioned to improve the immediate medical response and aftercare offered to victims of sexual assault and rape.

Mountain Healthcare are a specialist business already providing similar services to 20 other SARCs in locations across the UK. This role is to cover SARC’s across the North East.

For this role you will work as part of a bank of Crisis Workers who will help cover the service (predominantly) out of office hours, including nights and weekends.

The shift lengths will run from: 9am – 5pm, 5pm – 1am, and 1am – 9am.

Paediatric & Adult Administrator/Crisis Worker

This role will include:

  • providing telephone information and support.
  • assisting in the administration and management process of an adult or child and their family visiting the centre including preparing the patient and assisting in the collection of forensic evidence.
  • supporting use of the colposcope and medical care, providing advocacy support for the patient and/or family and ensuring a patient-centred service.
  • ensuring that a high standard of DNA decontamination is maintained between forensic cases (cleaning).
  • assisting patients and liaising with other agencies regarding the management of historic cases.

As an organisation that ‘does the right thing’, we believe you will be empowered to make a difference.

Because of the nature of this role, applications are invited from females only. This post has a genuine occupational qualification under the Sex Discrimination Act, Section 7(2)b and 7(2)e.

Our aim is to create and encourage an environment committed to promoting equality, diversity, working inclusively and building on the differences that individuals can bring to the workplace, and we uphold these principles in our behaviours. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We welcome applications for this Crisis Worker role from candidates with skills or experience in admin, social care, healthcare, safeguarding, or as a Support Worker.


We offer:

  • an enhanced sickness pay scheme
  • a wellbeing programme
  • advanced rota planning for better work-life balance
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • a pension scheme
  • a bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • an Employee Assistant Programme
  • Long Service/Team of the Month Awards
  • a range of accredited and CPD training courses and masterclasses
  • funding for higher education courses after one years’ service

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding confidentiality.
  • A full UK driving licence.

Desired Skills

  • Lives within 60-minute travelling time to Beds SARC.
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of working with individuals who have experienced sexual assault/violence.

About Company

Mountain Healthcare is a clinically led business, specialising in healthcare and referral services for vulnerable people. Commissioned by NHS England and the Police, our aim is to provide the best possible standard of healthcare, through excellent operational delivery, robust quality assurance and governance as well as a focus on innovation.

As a leading provider of criminal justice healthcare services, our current contracts cover Sexual Assault Referral Centres, Police Custodial Healthcare, Healthcare in Secure Children’s Homes, and clinical telephone advice. We provide high-quality holistic care to vulnerable individuals.

Mountain healthcare prides itself on providing a healthier work/life balance and we recognise achievements with awards and bonuses! We offer a highly competitive salary along with some great benefits.We are unique, in that although we are a nationwide company with over 400 employees, we still maintain that family feel and ensure everyone feels like a valued member of our team. We are passionate about our values which are to ‘Be Kind’ and ‘Do the right thing’. We believe we can make a real difference to those who are vulnerable within the criminal justice system and would love like-minded individuals to join our team.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding confidentiality.
  • A full UK driving licence.

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