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Vacancies and Volunteering

As a growing organisation, we’re often on the look-out for passionate, determined and committed people to join our award-winning team.

You might want to join us because

  • We are considered experts in our field; we provide specialist support
  • We are a people focused organisation and consider it a privilege to meet, engage and support somebody at their moment of crisis
  • We are often the first people that a somebody has told about violence or abuse – a responsibility we take extremely seriously
  • We listen, empathise and see people that use our services
  • We believe that people have a choice whether to engage with us. We will always respect their life choices
  • We encourage people to find their voice, empower them to make positive change in their lives and thrive in a positive future
  • We stand beside people, often advocating on their behalf to get better outcomes

We particularly welcome applications from people who share our vision, mission and organisational values.

VACANCIES

Sessional Counsellor

Salary: £22.00 per session

Working hours: Maximum of 6 sessions per week – Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Base: Cattedown Primary Care Centre, Plymouth

Contract: Sessional

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sessional Counsellor to join our Therapeutic team in Plymouth.

First Light is an award winning charity that has specialised in supporting victims of serious interpersonal violence since 2004 and we consider the organisation to be a rewarding one for all individuals who are involved within it.

We are looking for a counsellor trained in one of the humanistic models and who can preferably work in an integrative style. You will be offering a maximum of 9 sessions per adult client, and 12 session for 18’s and under. You must be experienced and confident in working in a time limited way. You will also be experienced in child protection and adult safeguarding protocols.
You will be required to keep notes on our client management system, and to also use client feedback and measuring tools. There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply: Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack or to speak to Karen Barnitt to discuss this role in more detail.    CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 27th November 2018

Expected date for interviews : Thursday 6th December 2018

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 5th December, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the Sessional Counsellor role profile please click here

Children and Young Person’s Sexual Violence Advisor (CYPISVA)

Salary: £20,000 to £23,690 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Base: The Business Centre, Plymouth

Contract: Permanent

First Light is the lead agency for the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service in Devon and Cornwall. This service provides specialist care and guidance to victims of sexual violence across Devon and Cornwall. ISVAs provide outreach and in reach support to those in need during a criminal investigation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Children & Young Person’s ISVA to cover Plymouth.

The successful candidate will be based at The Business Centre, Cattedown and able to work flexibly across Plymouth, which may also require them to work outside of normal working hours.

The purpose of the role is to reduce the long-term impact of sexual violence for children and young people, their families/carers and all agencies involved, through early intervention, support and solutions for victims.

The post holder will work within a multi-agency setting to help develop this new child service and will be pro-active to deliver high quality, non-judgemental tailored support and care plans to children and young people who are victims of sexual violence, abuse or exploitation. This includes support through the criminal justice process, advocacy and emotional support.

You will risk assess and help keep children safe maintaining accurate and efficient case records. You will advise service users of the context of the services within the child protection and criminal justice frameworks and help children and their families access their rights, other services where required and monitoring and keeping them informed of the case progress.

The post holder will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working with children, young people and their families within a similar setting.

This post is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, part 1, schedule 9. There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and police vetting.

To apply: Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.    CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 4 December 2018

Expected date for interviews : Tuesday 11 December 2018

If you do not hear from us by Friday 7 December, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the CYPISVA role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here

VOLUNTEERING

Click here to find out about current volunteering opportunities at First Light.