I think this is actually the second post I’ve ever done with this title haha!
As you guys know, I had an interview for a position at the SARC (sexual assault response centre) in Norwich a few weeks ago, to be a crisis worker, and I found out this week that I got the job!
I’m so excited, I literally can’t wait! It’s such an amazing opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to being in a role that really means something for others.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy the job I have now, but I have been doing it since I was 16. As much as the place has changed, and I’ve changed also, it finally feels like the time to say goodbye and move on. I also feel like I’ve got all out of it that I can, and it’s time to meet new challenges.
This role will certainly be challenging as I will be helping people who have been victims of sexual assault, whilst they have their forensic medical examinations, and interviews with the police. I understand how hard this is going to be, but I want to be in a position where I feel I am doing something really worthwhile. Something that I feel would be missed if I stopped doing it, which I don’t feel like now.
I will start in the new year hopefully, so have handed my notice in this week. This job is also so much better for me from the point of view of being a student, as it is a 0 hour contract. Whilst the 12.5 hours I work at the leisure centre isn’t a lot, when I’ve got a lot of work on, I sometimes struggle with making sure I plan enough to get everything in.
With this new role I can take on lots of shifts when I know I don’t have anything approaching, but do less shifts when I have looming deadlines.
It’s so much better for me in the future as well. Because I want to be a Forensic Psychologist, and this role involves working directly with the police and with victims of crime, it’s giving me hugely valuable experience for the future!