ChildLine Email Counselling VolunteerVacancy posted: Friday, 6 January 2017
ChildLine Email Counselling Volunteers
Applications open on 1 October 2016!
Can you use your email skills to help children and young people?
Email Volunteering is a fairly new role at ChildLine which we’re currently recruiting to. Our email service allows young people to send us secure messages from their ChildLine online account on any subject they choose. We need a team of dedicated email volunteers in our Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham & Belfast bases to support children and young people by email. We’ll provide full training to successful applicants for this exciting new role*.
If you'd like to find out more you can come along to a Volunteer Rrecruitment Meeting (VRM) either before or after you apply. See the VRM advert on s1jobs or the NSPCC website for VRM dates. We recommend that you come along to a VRM at some point in the recruitment process.
In order to get through the application and recruitment process in time for the next training course you will need to apply as soon as possible.
ChildLine volunteer counsellors use counselling skills to offer support, comfort and advice to children and young people who contact ChildLine about a range of issues including bullying, abuse, neglect, sexuality, pregnancy and facts of life. Volunteers work with supervisors to assess callers’ safety, whether we might need to get them help, and to ensure volunteers feel supported on difficult email contacts.
Volunteering takes place at our Glasgow base at Templeton House, 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1DA. If you’re open-minded, have IT skills, and can make a regular time commitment to volunteer to help children and young people, you could be one of our counselling volunteers. No experience is necessary – training and support is provided*.
Applications are submitted online via the NSPCC website. Please be aware that the recruitment process takes quite some time. In order to allow time for interviews, references and PVG checks to be undertaken prior to the next training course we suggest that you submit an application as soon as possible.
We offer interview slots on a first come, first served basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible in order to be invited to interview as soon as possible. Training places will be offered on a first come, first served basis so the earlier your interview, the better your chance of getting a training place.
· CVs and/or incomplete applications can’t be accepted
· *The training comprises two modules of 3 to 3½ hours each, plus two mentored shifts in the counselling room. Trainees need to complete the training and achieve the necessary skill level in order to become volunteers. If successful at training, ChildLine asks email-only volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 year’s volunteering and 40 volunteer “shifts” (3¾ hours each) within that year. Minimum age for volunteering is 16 – there is no maximum age.
|Contact Name||Lynn O'Hara or Marion Fraser|
|Telephone||0141 212 3878|
62 Templeton St
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