Safe Space supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse through one to one counselling, group-work, a young peoples’ service and an outreach service.
These 2 posts form part of the team at Safe Space, based in Dunfermline. The post holders will deliver a minimum of 5 hours of one-to-one counselling per week predominantly in schools, as well as liaison with professionals, school staff, and other relevant bodies.
Post A will cover west Fife, e.g Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Kelty
Post B will cover east Fife, e.g. Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes
While most of the 10 hour total will be fulfilled in schools, post holders must attend the regular team meetings at Safe Space on Thursdays. Evening client appointments may be required, as may occasional weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be granted as appropriate. The holiday entitlement will be 5.6 weeks plus 9 public holidays pro rata. Staff attend weekly staff meetings, internal and external supervision, and a clinical supervision group at Safe Space.
The Evening Receptionist will be the initial contact for clients attending evening appointments or referring themselves to the service during evening hours. The post therefore requires a sensitive, sympathetic approach and client confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
The staff team consists of 7 members of staff and several volunteers. The evening receptionist’s duties overlap with those of the Finance and Administration Officer, who is responsible for ensuring accurate records including the office calendar.
The post requires some flexibility over working hours. At present the required hours are 5.15pm – 8.15pm, Monday to Wednesday. The office is closed on Fridays.
All Safe Space staff are required to hold Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) clearance. Preference will be given to applicants who already hold clearance.