Galway Rape Crisis Centre is a dynamic organisation with passionate staff who have been supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape since 1984.
The centre offers a range of services to its clients that include short and long term counselling, court accompaniment, group sessions, and advocacy services.
Its services to the wider community include an education and prevention programme that it delivers to secondary schools and third level colleges, as well as disclosure trainings for anyone who, in a professional or volunteering capacity, is likely to receive disclosures of sexual violence or abuse.
As a result of 20 years of campaigning work by GRCC, Galway became the location of one of the country’s few Sexual Assault Treatment Units which opened in 2009. This unit offers coordinated multidisciplinary services by Gardai, health professionals and a team of GRCC psychological support workers to people in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault or rape.
They are currently recruiting female SATU support workers. GRCC will provide you with comprehensive training over six weekends and an induction day followed by shadowing while on call. You will be part of a team of volunteers that receive excellent support and supervision, ensuring best practise standards.
Research has shown the huge difference that emotional support makes to survivors in the immediate aftermath of trauma. Would you like to make a difference in your community?
Please see www.galwayrcc.org/satu for a comprehensive information pack and application form.