Family Mediation Central Scotland work with families across Forth Valley, in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They are looking to recruit volunteers to train as Family Mediators who are interested in helping families to communicate better and to reach agreements?
Family mediation is a voluntary process in which a trained, impartial mediator helps family members to communicate more effectively, and to make their own arrangements for the future, particularly for children. Family mediation assists those involved in family breakdown, in particular parents who are separating or living apart, to communicate better with one another and to reach their own decisions about some of the issues relating to the family breakdown.
Mediators can agree their hours of work as volunteers with Family Mediation Central Scotland to meet local demand and their own availability. Initially, trainee Mediators are required to complete the Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited), which requires a minimum of 250 hours of learning, to become an Accredited Mediator. This national course is co ordinated by Relationships Scotland and enables trainees to begin practising as mediators in their Local Service.
Family Mediation Central Scotland will cover the cost of this training, and the part-time course is normally completed within 18 months. Accredited Mediators are then required to continue their learning and become Registered Mediators by completing the Certificate in Family Mediation (Registered).
For an application pack, including a full course guide, job description and application form, please email the Family Mediation Central Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01786) 472984.