almost 3 years ago
This will help us save lives at sea by supporting our volunteers and employees when they have experienced a traumatic event in their service to the RNLI, ensuring that they remain well and able to continue to carry out their role in the organisation
The RNLI are looking to pilot TRiM, a post incident support system, for twelve months starting in July 2016. We recognise that our volunteers and employees can be placed at risk of being exposed to traumatic events and that as an organisation we have an obligation to provide ongoing care post exposure.
TRiM is a peer-support system, born out of the armed forces, that has been adapted for use by emergency services. It is quickly becoming the industry standard as an effective way of assessing for potential negative psychological impact from exposure to traumatic events.TRiM is compliant with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) PTSD Management Guidelines (2005)
We are looking for 9 people to become professionally trained (by March on Stress) to act as Volunteer RNLI TRiM Practitioners. This will consist initially of 2 days of training with an expectation that there could be a reasonable number of incidents in the pilot period that would require you to carry out TRiM assessments. The training dates will be 12th & 13th July 2016 in Poole, Dorset.
As a Volunteer RNLI TRiM Practitioner, you will play an integral part in supporting our teams following certain types of incidents. You will be involved in shaping the future of how post incident support looks for the RNLI and providing feedback on the pilot scheme. It is important that you live within easy reach of the above locations; this is for the pilot only, which will run for 1 year, commencing in July 2016.
If you are selected to be trained then the communication skills and insights you will develop as a result will be of benefit to you both professionally and personally.
On your application form please include a comprehensive personal statement which should highlight specific skills and experience that you feel you could bring to the role, as well as key reasons for your interest.
If you are an existing RNLI employee or volunteer and are interested in applying, please ensure that you have spoken with your line manager first.
We are also keen to hear from anyone who is already trained and experienced as a TRiM practitioner, and who may not necessarily live in the geographical areas stipulated above, for potential future roles.
This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI. RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.
We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding. Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.
For more information or to apply for the role, please visit https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-rnli-trim-practitioners-various-areas-267881.html