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Sessional Group Facilitator

Ref. WIL24/08

The post of Sessional Group Facilitator will provide support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence within group work provision.

At FearFree we run various trauma-informed groups for victims, such as: Empowering You, an educational domestic abuse online support group; Rediscovering You, a face-to-face emotional wellbeing recovery group; Inspiring Families, a ‘whole family’ approach to support; House to Home, supporting those having to flee domestic abuse; and a children’s and young person’s group work provision.

We are looking for experienced and motivated staff to join our team to help deliver the group work programmes we run around locations in Wiltshire. Groups run in the morning, afternoon and evening. Training for the groups will be provided.

Main Responsibilities

  • To facilitate group work provisions across the Wiltshire Service.
  • A willingness and ability to facilitate groups in the evenings.
  • Completing pre and post group assessments and required paperwork, following the procedures in place.
  • Write comprehensive case notes following groups about service user involvement, any concerns raised and any action required.
  • Identify and take the appropriate action on any disclosures or safeguarding concerns raised within the group with support from the Group Coordinator and/or Wiltshire Duty Manager.
  • To work cohesively with a second facilitator both virtually and in person in locations around Wiltshire.
  • A willingness and ability to travel around Wiltshire and access to a vehicle with business insurance.

Skills and Qualities

  • Experience of working with victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence, or the willingness to increase knowledge and skills in this area.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience running groups, including listening skills, a good sense of timing, sensitivity to overall group dynamics, maintaining group safety and practical elements such as ensuring course material is delivered.
  • A willingness to participate in in-house training, including group observation.

General Duties

  • Attend supervision as required.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings as required.
  • Ensure service user records are kept up to date.
  • Contribute to effective team working with a flexible and pro-active approach, including cover for other team members’ holidays and sickness.
  • Undertake agreed training and keep updated on changes in legislation, policy and best practice.

Other Responsibilities

  • The post holder will deal with highly confidential information relating to vulnerable people.
  • Ensure security of data, especially sensitive personal data, in line with the information security policy.
  • Work within FearFree’s Policies and Procedures at all times.
  • Responsible for security of service user information.
  • Employees have responsibilities in respect of health and safety. In particular they will:
    • Always co-operate with management in the implementation of and adherence to health and safety policy and procedures.
    • Take reasonable care for their own safety and for the safety of others who may foreseeably be affected by their actions at work.
    • Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for the purpose of health and safety at work.
    • Report all health and safety concerns to line managers.
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably required.

There is no specific closing date for this role and this vacancy will close once a suitable candidate is found, so early applications are encouraged.

FearFree is committed to encouraging equality and diversity in the workplace. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive place to work where we can all be ourselves and individual differences are recognised and valued.

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