The Miracle Foundation
The Miracle Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC049840

The Miracle Foundation Scio believe every child should be able to reach their full life potential. We are here to support children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma through counselling and arts therapies. We provide a safe space for young people to recover and restore their mental and emotional well-being and health.

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Community Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th April 2023

We are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to deliver capacity-building development support services to all service users and encourage and empower inclusivity within Mental Health support services specifically for BAME, LGBTQ+ and other minority community groups.

Imagine being a part of an organisation whose common purpose is to support Children and Young People throughout Lanarkshire who have been impacted by grief, loss, and trauma.

This is a new role within the organisation for an individual to grow and build upon as they progress and make their own.

The Community Engagement Officer will be a passionate individual who wants create communities that inclusively support the mental health needs of each Child and Young Person no matter their race, culture, background. The role will initially start off with the purpose of capacity build and engage with individuals to identify the needs and barriers faced by minority groups to better support such ones and make services more accessible.

How will you make a difference:

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of best practice in voluntary and community development and engagement sector activity.
  • Maintain statistics in respect of the development support provided and provide reports as and when requested.
  • Work actively to achieve the targets in The Miracle Foundation SCIO Business Plan
  • Engage in the monitoring and evaluation procedures laid down by the Miracle Foundation SCIO
  • Comply with the policies and procedures set by the Miracle Foundation SCIO.
  • Provide organisation and project development and business planning.
  • Work within legal structures and charity status
  • Comply with all applicable regulations.
  • Undertake Community engagement, surveys, and action plans (geographical communities and communities of interest).
  • Develop networks and arranging activities/events for networking, socialising, and support within minority community groups.
  • Disseminate information as appropriate.
  • Attend a range of partnership meetings in respect to the local areas and communities.

We are looking for an individual who has:

  • Relevant educational qualifications and/or significant experience particular in Community Development and Engagement or something similar.
  • An understanding of the Third Sector and the environment in which it operates (including charity regulations and good governance).
  • Ability to engage with volunteers and staff in the Third Sector and Public Sector.
  • Ability to produce written reports.
  • Ability and track record of establishing and maintaining effective, informal networking and multi-agency working.
  • Ability to organise and manage events and activities within networking groups and the community for service users.
  • IT literate with good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications and online databases.
  • Knowledge and experience of planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Able to work independently and pro-actively with a minimum level of supervision.
  • Good time management
  • A driving licence and access to a car.

Benefits

We offer a wide range of support for our staff as we recognise their Mental Health and Wellbeing is of high importance. Some of our benefits include:

  • Contributory Staff Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mileage allowance
  • Birthday Leave (+1 additional annual leave)
  • Long Service Leave
  • Staff wellness activities throughout the year
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Community & Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 14th April 2023

We are looking for a Community & Fundraising Officer to kickstart a new fundraising approach within the Miracle Foundation SCIO

Imagine being a part of an organisation whose common purpose is to support Children and Young People throughout Lanarkshire who have been impacted by grief, loss, and trauma.

This is a new role within the organisation for an individual to grow and build upon as they progress and make their own.

The Community & Fundraising Officer will be a passionate individual who wants to raise funds and awareness for our amazing work in Bereavement and Trauma support. The organisation has begun building a portfolio of income streams that currently include trusts and grants, fundraising events and activities and individual giving. The Community & Fundraising Officer will work on creating a more diverse portfolio of income streams by building upon existing streams and creating new ones such as community giving, legacies, company sponsorships and major gifts.

How will you make a difference:

  • I develop and deliver compelling fundraising engagement plans for event participants to drive fundraising and increase community engagement with the charity.
  • I am the first point of contact for individuals contacting The Miracle Foundation regarding fundraising and volunteering enquiries.
  • I will assist in the writing and submission of small to medium funding applications.
  • I am responsible for organising and ensuring fundraisers and volunteers who have agreed to support the charity and assisted in their efforts and receive the utmost support and care during their efforts.
  • I manage and support the creation, running and engagement of small to major fundraising events organised internally or externally with the organisation.
  • I liaise with staff and volunteers to develop teams and responsibilities for events and activities.
  • Working with media and marketing colleagues or contracted staff, I create compelling fundraising engagement messages, including stories about our team, people being supported by the Miracle Foundation and projects that our volunteers and supporters are funding.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • has relevant educational qualifications and/or significant experience in fundraising and/or funding applications.
  • The ability to engage with volunteers and staff in the Third Sector and Public Sector.
  • The ability to produce written reports.
  • Is IT literate with good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications and online databases.
  • Has knowledge and experience of planning, target setting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • the ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive attitude.
  • has good time management.

Benefits

We offer a wide range of support for our staff as we recognise their Mental Health and Wellbeing is of high importance. Some of our benefits include:

  • Contributory Staff Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 45p mileage allowance
  • Birthday Leave (+1 additional annual leave)
  • Long Service Leave
  • Staff wellness activities throughout the year
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Parent-Child Counsellor/Art Therapist/Play Therapist

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Introduction

The Miracle Foundation SCIO (SC049840) is a bereavement and trauma support organisation for Children and Young People between the age of 4 and 19 years old. The organisation’s primary mission is to organise and assist in activities to improve the life conditions of those disadvantaged and under-represented; helping assist in the provision of Children and Young People’s Bereavement and Trauma support services. Based in Motherwell, the charity support Children and Young People via Counselling, Art Therapy and Mental Health services. The organisation bridges a gap in such support services, facilitating early intervention through an inclusive and accessible service for Children and Young People to receive support in times of need.

Job Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward-thinking Parent-Child Counsellor/Art Therapist/Play Therapist to join our friendly team. As part of the Miracle Foundation, the Counsellor will provide one to one, group and dyadic therapeutic support to clients on organisation premises (or alternative premises if arranged) for bereavement and trauma support. In addition to you role, you will also be providing specialist assessments of Children and Young People and creating regular psychological reports to feedback to the organisation.

Main Duties:

·To conduct one to one, group and Dyadic (Parent-Child) Counselling sessions both virtually and face to face.

·To encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help clients to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.

·Identify clients who need further investigation and comprehensive treatment and refer them to appropriate services.

·To work with clients in the recognition of their individual strengths, development of skills and strategies for dealing with emotional problems and assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

·To gather information about clients through assessments, observation using approved organisation tolls and prepare/maintain all required counselling records and reports.

·Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client’s treatment.

·To work in accordance with UK policies and procedures including the GDPR regulations, health and safety policy and the equality act.

·To complete and submit Counselling Client recording forms including referral sheets.

·To attend and participate in Clinical Supervision.

·Be proactive in accessing training and personal development opportunities.

·Keep informed of new developments in Counselling particularly as they relate to bereavement and trauma support for Children and Young People.

Person Specification, Essential Skills, and Experience

·Applicants must be a qualified psychologist, psychotherapist, or counsellor (at least completed level-4 diploma) with BAP, BCP, UKCP-CPJA and BACP registered or the equivalent.

·Qualified or trained in providing Dyadic Parent-Child therapeutic services preferred however applicants with only experience in therapeutic services for Adults and Children may be considered.

·Minimum of 1 year as a qualified professional

·Previous professional experience working with Adult, Children and Adolescents, Bereavement and Trauma Support or general Mental Health support.

·A strong team player with excellent communication skills

·Ability to travel and work from various locations within North and South Lanarkshire.

·Full UK Driving License Preferred

Benefits:

Full Support from a multidisciplinary team

Regular Clinical Supervision if required

Pension Allowance

Travel Expenses

Development and Training Opportunities

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