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Job opportunity – 2 x P/T Facilitators

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Information Due to the success of our Co-Nexion project Nexus NI are looking for 2 part time Facilitators to support clients who have completed counselling.  The Co-Nexion project supports clients to rediscover strengths, connect with others, improve confidence and promote emotional health and wellbeing. Job Description Job title:                       Facilitator x 2 posts Location:                      Enniskillen & Belfast (outreach worker) Hours:                          9 hours per week Salary:                         £12.00 per hour Pension:                      Standard auto enrolment pension scheme Person Specification: Appointment to this post will be subject to Access NI clearance. POSITION IN ORGANISATION Reports To:                             Team Leader Responsible For:                    Facilitation of client development and support post counselling. Budget Responsibilities:        Managing client individual training budgets and travel expenses ESSENTIAL CRITERIA 2 years experience facilitating groups 2 years experience working with vulnerable adults Be able to demonstrate…
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Job opportunity – Community Fundraising Officer

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We have an opportunity for a Community Fundraiser with Nexus NI for one year.  The post will allow the post holder to develop skills and receive training from Nexus NI. Recruitment is by a 2 stage interview process, the 1st interview by Nexus NI and the 2nd by the funder, The Rank Foundation. Position:                                             Community Fundraising Officer Number of hours per week:             30 Contract length                                 1 year Managed by:                                      Operations Manager Salary:                                                 £8.45ph Person Specification – Essential Criteria Demonstrable personal or professional experience of working directly with volunteers Demonstrable experience/knowledge of fundraising and community engagement Up to date working knowledge of fundraising, event management and working with volunteers. Team-player experience with the ability to build and maintain a network of relationships Full driving license Personal experience of volunteering…
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‘What is Nexus?’ new video launched

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A new video to help victims of sexual violence has been launched in Mid and East Antrim. Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have teamed up with Nexus NI to produce and launch an animated video showcasing the organisation’s services. The video, ‘Who is Nexus?’ explains what the organisation does to help victims of sexual violence. Nexus NI offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence in any form across Northern Ireland. They provide counselling, training, education and support. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWv-ZWJ_iF0&t=105s It’s hoped that by raising the profile of what Nexus NI can do to help, it will encourage more people to use their services, helping more victims of sexual violence. Nexus NI and Mid and East Antrim PCSP launched the video…
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Christiane Sanderson event at the Dunsilly Hotel

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Working with Sexual Violence, Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD Thu 25 October 2018 09:00 – 16:30 Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Rd, Antrim, BT41 2JH Christiane Sanderson will deliver training that will introduce cutting edge research in neuroscience of how trauma shapes the brain and how this impacts on the psychological and physical well being of survivors. It will examine the range of sexual violence and abuse gives rise to complex trauma and trauma symptoms such as dissociation, intrusive memories, flashbacks, hyperarousal and avoidance which underpin Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The focus will be on enhancing awareness of how trauma is stored in the right brain, outside of conscious awareness, and how the lack of verbally accessible memories leads to the body keeping the score. The aim is to help…
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Join us for the “Who is Nexus?” video launch

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We are delighted to invite our friends to the launch of our new video entitled "Who is Nexus?" Kindly funded by Mid & East Antrim PCSP, the video explains who Nexus is and what we do. Come along and join us on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at the Braid Museum & Arts Theatre as we give the video its debut screening. Refreshments will be served upon arrival. RSVP is necessary. To confirm your attendance, please email jenny.pogan@nexusni.org by October 5th. We'd love to see you there!
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Tangent club celebrate fundraising success for Nexus

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  Local women from the newly established Tangent Club in Enniskillen are celebrating after raising an impressive £800 from their first fundraising event for Nexus NI. The establishment of the Tangent Club also gives Enniskillen the accolade of being the only town in Northern Ireland to have all 4 Clubs from the Round Table Family and offer local men and women aged 18 and over the opportunity to come together for fun, friendship and to support local causes. The Tangent Club started their year-long calendar of activities for Nexus with a summer BBQ and raffle. Commenting on the success of their first event, founding member, Ruth Loizides said: “We are so pleased to be able to present Nexus with such a substantial gift following our summer BBQ.  This event officially established…
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Job opportunity – External Financial Management Support

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We are looking for an external provider of financial management services to work with us.  If you would like to help Nexus NI maximise our potential and capacity please read the briefing paper below and get in touch! Please submit your proposals to CEO, Nexus NI, 119 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP by 12 noon on 17th September.  Alternatively they can be emailed to cara.cash@nexusni.org. Nexus Financial Management Support Briefing Paper
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New ladies Tangent club speak out for Nexus NI

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Local women in Enniskillen have come together to establish a new Tangent Club for women aged 45 years and over. Part of the 4 Club Round Table Family, the Tangent Club is about having fun, making new friendships and fundraising for local causes. The club has chosen Nexus NI as their charity of the year to support through various fundraising and awareness-raising activities, starting with a summer BBQ to celebrate their official Charter into the Tangent Association. Commenting on this significant event, founding member, Ruth Loizides said: “Our first fundraising event, which takes place on Saturday 18th August at the Tully Mill restaurant, is very important as it will officially establish our club and launch our year-long partnership with Nexus NI. We read about the great work Nexus is doing…
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Nexus launch client created film to #BreaktheSilence

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The film project came about because both Nexus NI staff and our Co-Nexion clients are passionate about Breaking the Silence and what better way to do this than with some video recordings of real issues related to sexual violence and its impacts, using it as a positive educational tool for people working directly in this area. We worked with the production company JourneyFor, who taught our clients how to use media as a platform to portray their message.  Not only did participants enjoy learning how to use the filming equipment and how to go about recording a short film, but they all felt it was a valuable tool in their own ongoing therapeutic journey towards recovery. Click here to watch the film - "We are all the same".  The film…
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DIS.CO News January-June 2018

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DIS.CO is a two year Erasmus+ project that aims at the development, piloting and dissemination of VET material regarding the enhancement of key competences of psycho-social Counselling practitioners in the field of Counselling women victims of violence through alternative digital means.  The aim is to provide alternative innovative services and to build virtual workplaces. The project will promote innovative digital learning methods (e-learning) accompanied with work-related digital tools (online Safety Planning Application) as well as conventional practical guides. Launch of Erasmus+ Project DIS.CO – Development of “at a Distance” Counselling Skills DIS.CO project partners met in Heraklion, Greece from 25-26 January 2018, for the launch of a new Erasmus+ funded project, DIS.CO “Development of ‘at a Distance’ Counselling Skills for Professionals in the Field of Counseling Women Victims of Violence or…
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