Survivors Unite
Survivors Unite

Charity registered in Scotland SC048563

A group offering mutual support to people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Current vacancies

Project Management Lead (new role)

  • Part time
  • £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 30th November 2020

Survivors Unite exists to support the recovery of adult survivors (16 years and older) of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. Survivors Unite was originally developed and supported by Children1st. In 2019 it became an independent charitable organisation in its own right.

The charity works with survivors in all phases of recovery from childhood sexual abuse. Our Safe Oaks Project offers an integrated service combining 1:1 Peer Support, Counselling/therapy and a Facilitated Peer Support Group.

You will work as part of a team with other key staff (two counsellors, a peer support worker, and the Clinical Practice Lead). We have a well-established Board of trustees, and have been successful in securing funding for our work from a variety of sources, including The Scottish Government, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Robertson Trust, Foundation Scotland, The Volant Trust, and The Murdoch-Forrest Trust, as well as local and much valued donations (e.g. from the Hawick Community Panto fund). We are now ready to take the organisation forward, and are looking for someone with project management expertise who would like to help us with this.

The job description will be reviewed by the Board, with the collaboration of staff, members and volunteers, within 6 months of the post being filled and as required subsequently. Any adjustments will be made with the agreement of the Board and members of staff and volunteers concerned.

Role: (see job description for further information)

We are looking for someone with project management experience to take the lead within Survivors Unite for the effective management and delivery of our Safe Oaks integrated model of support, working collaboratively with our Clinical Practice Lead, the Board, our other staff, volunteers and other members, and also with our partners and funders, and to develop the organisation's profile. We want to develop Survivors Unite as a key provision for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders.

Job Requirements : (see job description for further information)

Experience of project management

Graduate or equivalent relevant experience

Compassionate approach

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Sexual Abuse Recovery Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 29th May 2020

Work with us to establish a new set of support services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Survivors Unite seeks to facilitate the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and group based peer support. The establishment of our new Safe Oaks Project is an exciting opportunity for innovative service development in a rural area to address unmet needs for support.

We are looking to engage qualified and experienced professionals to provide an agreed number of regular sessional counselling / therapy per week. We want to create capacity for 15 hours counselling per week overall.

The successful candidates with have a sound understanding of the impact of childhood sexual abuse and trauma on adult survivors and be experienced in working therapeuti-cally with adults with experience of childhood sexual abuse.

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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,235 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders with travel within the area
  • Closing 14th September 2020

Join us to establish a new set of support services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Survivors Unite seeks to facilitate the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and group based peer support. We have recently secured funding from the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland to enable us to develop the Safe Oaks Project and we are seeking to fill a number of new posts.

We are looking for a peer support worker who will be a role model, mentor and facilitator. You will be expected to use your personal lived experience of recovery from the traumatic impacts childhood sexual abuse as well as acquired theoretical knowledge relating to psychological trauma and its impact. You will provide support to peers at different phases of their recovery according to personally identified goals.

Job requirements

The successful candidate will bring personal experience of recovery from the impacts of childhood sexual abuse and will have a theoretical understanding of complex trauma and the health impacts. You will have experience of working in a supportive and enabling role and be able to demonstrate you can establish an emotionally supportive relationship with those support.

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Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 18th September 2020

Join us to establish a new set of support services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to develop the support of Survivors Unite through the establishment of our new Safe Oaks Project. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in innovative service development in a rural area to address unmet needs for support.

Survivors Unite seeks to facilitate the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and group based peer support. We have recently secured funding from the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland to enable us to develop the Safe Oaks Project and we are seeking to fill a number of new posts.

Job requirements

The successful candidate with have a sound understanding of the impact of childhood sexual abuse and trauma on adult survivors and be experienced in working with service users to address support needs. The post requires a professional qualification in social work, counselling, clinical psychology or related discipline and membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

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