Safe Space is a specialist trauma agency working with adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, providing one to one counselling and a range of therapeutic groups. We are seeking a groupworker with extensive experience of groupwork and working with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. The post involves working within a small team and working alongside an established groupworker and volunteer groupworkers.
The post requires some evenings and occasional weekend working.
The Group Support worker supports adults who have been sexually abused in childhood through therapeutic groupwork and supports volunteer groupworkers to work within groups.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Are you looking for the reward of knowing you can make a real difference to people's lives?
Safe Space is a small specialist trauma service providing counselling and groupwork to adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. We are based in Dunfermline Business Centre.
Our Admin worker is retiring, and we are looking in the first instance for an Evening Receptionist who can work 3 evenings on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4-8pm, but who might be interested in taking on additional responsibilities and hours from the Admin worker, as she nears her retirement date.
Alternatively, you may wish to apply at this stage for the wider admin role (16 hours) and prefer mostly daytime hours, with some evening work included.
Could this be the job and the flexibility you have been looking for?
These posts are the initial contact for clients referring themselves to the service, and therefore require a sensitive, sympathetic approach. Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
The team consists of members of staff and several volunteer counsellors and group workers. You will be working alongside the Adult Counselling Coordinator to provide a top class service to volunteers and clients.
The post requires some flexibility over working hours. At present the required hours are 4 – 8pm, Monday and Wednesday, and 4-6 on Thursdays. The office is closed on Fridays.
The post requires some flexibility but would cover a mix of day and evening hours.
All Safe Space staff are required to hold Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) clearance.
Main Responsibilities-Both posts
Additional responsibilities – Admin post only (up to 16 hours)
Providing administrative support to staff and volunteers ensuring good record keeping, and maintenance of all office systems, including online accounts (Quickbooks) and Sharepoint.
Work with staff to produce data/documents as required
Liaise with external contractors (IT, accountancy)
Person specification Both posts