Training

Training Course for Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health)

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The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population.  The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.

The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.

There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.

They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.

There will be:

  • Comprehensive training
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
  • Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
  • Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
  • Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry

Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process.  This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland

stephen.oakley@swyt.nhs.uk / mike.gartland@swyt.nhs.uk.

The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;

Week 1 2 September 2019 9am – 4pm Welcome to the course

Mental health awareness

Week 2 9 September 2019 9am – 4pm Volunteer mandatory training

 

Week 3 16 September 2019 9.30am – 12.15pm Reflective practice

 

Week 4 23 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim

 

Week 5 30 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim and role play

 

Week 6 7 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Communication in difficult circumstances

 

Week 7 14 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Developing an understanding of Islam
Half term break

 

Week 8 28 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Speakers from wards, staff and service users
Week 9 4 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Grief and bereavement

 

Week 10 11 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Understanding the bigger picture

 

Week 11 w/c 18 November 2019

Dates/times to be arranged

Ward visits
Week 12 25 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts

Training: Level 1 Award in Mentoring

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This qualification allows learners to gain a deeper understanding of the role of a mentor and develop the skills needed to become an effective mentor.

The aims of the qualification are: to help learners gain an insight in to the role and practice of being a mentor, to be clear about mentor/mentee relationships, ensure good practice, develop specific skills and understanding, reflect on own learning and performance, and to understand the benefits of mentoring and the legal and ethical requirements.

Qualification structure:

Level 1 Award –

Unit 01 Role of a mentor
Unit 02 Preparing for the role of a mentor
Unit 03 Demonstrating mentoring skills.

Learners complete workbooks as part of the taught workshops (4 x 3 hour workshops)
The workshops are participatory, they encourage lots of discussion and activities so that you share your understanding and experiences. Workbooks will be provided for you to complete during the sessions which will be useful for the level 1 accreditation. There is no ‘homework’ to do as all the assessment activities are completed as part of the workshops.

All workshop sessions are on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm at Focus 4 Success, Old Town Hall, Thornton Square, Brighouse, HD6 1EA.

Session 1: 1st May – Induction Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 2: 8th May – Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 2 & Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 3: 15th May – Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 2
Session 4: 22nd May – Unit 03: Demonstrating mentoring skills

It is recommended that you attend all the sessions as they are a great opportunity for some shared learning and you can complete all the assessment tasks in the session.

The assessment process for the qualification includes a variety of completed activities that will make up your portfolio, these include:

Workbooks – completed as part of the workshops

Group discussions with photographs of flip charts – as part of the workshops

Please feel free to contact Louise or Verity if you have any questions:
Louise Reed: 07817 361248, info@focus4success.co.uk
Verity Elliott: 07891 959048, verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk

ELIGIBILITY FOR FULLY FUNDED COURSES:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal or other State Benefit. OR: Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary. AND: Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.
Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).