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July 9, 2020
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Location Description: Hampshire , Dorset
Type of Position: Group location with some work at home
Salary: Voluntary
Time Commitment: 12 to 16 hours a month
Closing Date: TBA
Role Purpose: To facilitate a support group with workshops and counselling sessions provided in conjunction with volunteer counsellors and support volunteers.

Further Details

Hours: Hours will be dependent on which meetings the facilitator is delivering:
Wellbeing:
One or two Thursday evenings each month (different times and evenings in different areas)
Trans+ & Questioning: Two evenings per month from 6pm to 9:30pm (different evenings in different areas)
Partners meetings:
One evening per month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (different evenings in different areas)

Parents meetings: One evening per month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (different evenings in different areas)

You will also need to be able to undertake:

  • between two and eight face-to-face meetings per month for new members
  • quarterly Facilitator’s meetings
  • regular (minimum of quarterly) supervision
  • initial and ongoing training

Responsible to: Volunteer Coordinator and Member Support Coordinator

Person qualities / skills

  • Empathic and be willing to gain an understanding of transgender+ issues
  • Listening or counselling skills are an advantage, but empathy and positive regard are the most important qualities
  • Need to be able to complete paperwork and manage a small team of volunteers who assist in supporting members
  • Embrace equality and diversity ethos and the principles of Chrysalis.
  • Good communication skills are essential
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to travel – own vehicle or good public transport links
  • Access to broadband and IT equipment

Facilitators Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The safe running of the meeting.
  • Ensuring the structure of the meetings stay within Chrysalis Guidelines
  • Meeting and registering new members and welcoming them into the group
  • Keeping the paperwork up to date, attending Facilitators meetings and liaising with the office team
  • Work with the Office Admin team to arrange speaker and workshop presenters in alignment with Chrysalis speaker protocol on a three-month rolling basis
  • Taking charge in an emergency (following Chrysalis Crisis Management Plan). If necessary, call the emergency services.
  • Informing the building manager of any hazards and reporting any accidents.
  • Communicate with the office administration team ensuring that the group is fully supported in all aspects at all times.
  • Training will be provided to enable volunteers to carry out the role in accordance with Chrysalis workflows.

To apply; please contact info@chrysalisgim.org.uk for more information, or download the application form below.

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