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Kirklees and Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

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  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Volunteer Counselling (qualification required)

We provide specialised, professional, free support and counselling to men and women over the age of 13 living in the Kirklees and Calderdale area, who are experiencing / have experienced sexual or domestic violence / abuse.

Are mission is to promote greater understanding of the issues surrounding sexual and domestic abuse and endeavour to educate the public to challenge myths and reduce incidences of violence in the general population. We are committed to improving existing provision within the local area for survivors.

Our Objectives:
– Provide a free service.
– Provide specialised and confidential advice, information and telephone support to survivors.
– Provide a specialist, confidential counselling service within the guidelines of the British Association of Counselling code of ethics.
– Provide crisis counselling.
– Express the commitment to self-determination, choice and empowerment of survivors of sexual violence.
– Liaise and network with a variety of voluntary and statutory agencies with an aim to increase awareness around the issues of sexual and domestic violence.
– Develop and maintain links with organisations whose objectives are similar or assist meeting the aims and objectives of their service.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Volunteer Counselling (qualification required)
  • About the Volunteer Role
    Kirklees and Calderdale RASAC can offer the chance to develop specialised skills and knowledge which can be used in direct work with survivors or support services within the organisation. Volunteers will complete some in-house training to ensure they are skilled and competent enough to work within the centre. Although our volunteer counsellors must hold a minimum of a Counselling Diploma. We offer reimbursement of genuine travel expenses. Regular supervision and group supervision forms part of the support available for volunteers. We offer one-to-one counselling to survivors; and volunteer counsellors must have completed appropriate levels of counselling training in order to volunteer with us, this means experiential counselling training to a minimum of level 4, or have at least started level 4. If you are on level 3 you can do a year on the helpline, for ideally at least 2 hours a week and you will gain experience of working with survivors and be more likely to achieve a placement when you reach level 4.
  • Role
    Regular
  • Type Of Regular
    Flexible
  • Suitable for under 18's
    No
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care, Teaching/Mentoring
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, Requires a DBS
Opportunities Location

Anywhere in Kirklees


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