When We Need You
From 19/09/2011 onwards
Our pre-marriage FOCCUS programme is a key element of what we do at Scottish Marriage Care. In becoming a FOCCUS Facilitator you would be supporting couples to learn more about their own unique relationship and celebrate the strengths and opportunities in their future marriage together. Based on current research about the key elements in a successful relationship, FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study) is an enjoyable two-part programme. What does a FOCCUS Facilitator do? During the first FOCCUS session you’ll meet with the couples and they individually complete a detailed questionnaire. This takes between 45 and 60 minutes. It is then processed to identify their relationship’s unique profile. A week or so later they will return for an individual feedback session with you, their FOCCUS facilitator. This second meeting is a chance for couples to discover more about each other. For many it is a very special session, helping to identify and appreciate the strengths and opportunities in their life together. Volunteering as a FOCCUS facilitator with SMC is an opportunity for you to enhance your own interpersonal skills and be part of an organisation, which is committed to healthy relationships and family life. A great opportunity to make a positive difference. For more information please contact: Emma Cameron -tel.: 07760257038 -e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
About Scottish Marriage Care (North Services)
Scottish Marriage Care is a relationship support charity. We have over 40 years experience in the specialist field of relationship counseling. A registered charity we provide a professional service to the whole community, delivered in local centres throughout Scotland.
Through either our Counselling service, Stepfamily Helpline or Early Intervention programmes, we work with people to strengthen and improve relationships and family life.
Scottish Marriage Care provides relationship counselling to couples and individuals all over Scotland. SMC relationship counselling services are available to couples or individuals who are married, living together, living apart, divorced or separated. Our counselling services are offered without judgement or discrimination on any grounds and regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, personal beliefs, or social background.
Skills & Experience
No formal qualifications are necessary but there are a few things we’ll be looking for. You will need to be able to: •Commit to Scottish Marriage Care’s values/principles •Commit to ongoing training and self-development. •Attend all four training days. •Volunteer with SMC for 3 years after your training.
SMC has centres across Scotland: Aberdeen, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Saltcoats, Stevenson, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Dunfermline and Leslie, Whitburn, Glasgow, Inverness, Motherwell, Oban and Paisley. The Aberdeen office is in Union Street-on all bus routes to the city.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, References
Training and Induction Details
Good training and support is provided to all volunteers including four specific training days.
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
No minimum age has been specified for this opportunity
Opportunity Provided By
16 Huntly Street
Contact: Emma Cameron