WAVES means Working Against Violence, Empowering Survivors, and we live and breathe what we do. Our service proudly provides 12 free sessions of counselling, offered to anyone who has been a victim of Domestic Violence or Abuse, regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, income, or psychological assessment, because the reality is, anyone can be affected by domestic violence or abuse.
With WAVES, you will be allocated a minimum of 4 clients, and each of these clients will bravely bring you their story to share with you.
We offer high quality, all inclusive training, focused on the abuse suffered by women, men, the LGBT+ community, while looking at the effects this has on children and society in a wider context. We will also look at social assumptions about domestic violence and abuse, and look at real cases.
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR GROUP 6 PLACEMENT INTAKE OF COUNSELLORS WILL GO LIVE FROM:
JANUARY 2nd 2022 AT 12:00 Mid-Day
At this time, you will be able to apply for a placement with WAVES by clicking a button that will appear at the bottom of this page named 'APPLY NOW'.
The closing date for all applications is January 31st 2022 at 11PM (2300hrs).
BEFORE APPLYING, READ THE BELOW
Successful applicants will be required to attend supervision from 10.00am to 4pm on the dates below for each month (except August) which will be held at the Helford House, May Court, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9LD, This is mandatory and you are required to arrive promptly to start at 10am and to stay till 4pm. Attendance at least 9 of the 11 monthly Supervision group meetings is required for any one year.
Other requirements for new volunteers include:
If you are a student counsellor, you will be required to obtain a letter from your tutor which states that they consider you to be safe and proficient to counsel clients.
Attendance at all mandatory training is required by our funders which is provided by external agencies. Some are held on different premises; some are a couple of hours or one full day or two-day training, these are free of charge to volunteers.
If you are unable to attend any of the dates below unfortunately you will not be offered a placement with the project.
All of the dates below are compulsory and they will take place at
May Court, Truro Business Park,
You will need to park in the Women’s Institute Car Park which is across the road from Helford House this will cost you £3.00 per day. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
ALL TRAINING DATES START AT 10AM PROMPT AND FINISH AT 3.30PM
THE COMPULSORY TRAINING DATES ARE ON:
Tuesday April 26th 2022
Tuesday May 3rd 2022
Tuesday May 10th 2022
Tuesday May 17th 2022
Tuesday May 24th 2022
Tuesday June 14th 2022
Tuesday June 21st 2022
Tuesday June 28th 2022
Tuesday July 5th 2022
Tuesday July 12th 2022
Tuesday July 19th 2022
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th 2022
MONDAY OCTOBER 31st 2022
MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th 2022
Once the compulsory training has been completed candidates will then be informed if they are suitable to have a placement with WAVES as a volunteer counsellor.
Additional related training sessions will be provided for all volunteers. Attendance at many of these are compulsory as it is part of the funding requirements that all volunteers attend.
All volunteers are required to have a client case load of a minimum of four clients at any one time and to fully complete all relevant paperwork.
If you are successful at application stage, interviews will take place on a date to be arranged for February/March.