SATU Support Worker Training

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault? Our next SATU training course is commencing  in April 2017. The dates for the training over a 3 month period are as follows:

 April 2nd               Weekend 1                       10am-5pm

April 9th                 Weekend 2                       10am-5pm

April 23rd               Weekend 3                       10am-5pm

May 7th                 Weekend 4                       10am-5pm

May 14th               Weekend 5                        10am-5pm

May 28th               Weekend 6                        10am-5pm

TBA                      Hospital visit/Orientation     10am-5pm

Becoming a SATU Support Worker will 

  • Deepen your understanding of rape and sexual assault
  • Join a community of people working to end violence
  • Work as a team member in a professional organisation which is recognised throughout the Midwest Region

Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU)

SATU Support Workers provide vital emotional support, information and advocacy services to clients in the aftermath of rape or sexual assault.

This is an out-of-hours service, available 365 days a year. 7pm–7am Monday–Friday and 24 hours Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays.

What is expected from a Volunteer Support Worker:

  • Fully attend our training course, which provides training to support a person in the aftermath of a sexual assault
  • Attend meetings
  • Work as part of a team

We provide:

  • Full training
  • Support from the volunteer support manager and the centre
  • Out-of-pocket expenses whilst volunteering

The selection process involves the following stages:

  • Application form
  • Introductory evening
  • Participation & completion of the RCC training

This training is suitable for those with a genuine interest in our work and especially in the area of psychological support to victims/survivors in the aftermath of recent rape and sexual assault.

Topics include:

  • SATU & Forensic Process
  • Medical & Legal Process
  • History of Sexual Violence
  • Gender difference & conditioning
  • Myths
  • Crisis counselling
  • Impact of rape and sexual abuse/Trauma/Stages in Recovery
  • Male Rape
  • Addictions
  • SATU Hospital Visit

Training Venue:

Rape Crisis Midwest 
Phoenix House,
Punch’s Close, Rosbrien Rd.,

Training will run on Saturdays & Sundays 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Training is experiential in nature and is conducted in a group format. There is no fee for this training.

On successful completion of training, you will be registered with RCNI as Psychological Support Worker. 

Download your application form here.

Our next course is commencing in 2017. For full details and application form, please contact SATU Support Manager Deirdre Hedderman Curtin on or 086 1297195