Break the Silence has a dedicated and passionate team of Staff and Volunteers. We are living wage employers and recognise that our Staff and Volunteers are key assets of our organisation and as such they are highly valued.
We follow strict recruitment procedures to ensure equality and diversity and to ensure staff have the appropriate credentials, qualifications and experience.
Learning and development opportunities are available to all staff in order to ensure their continued personal and professional development, enhancing their skills, knowledge and experience.
Clinical staff are professionally qualified Psychotherapists with either the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) or Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).
PVG/Disclosure verification is carried out for all Break The Silence Staff and Volunteers prior to commencement and all staff are subject to the organisation’s rules and procedures provided at induction, on our intranet and in hard copy within our offices.
The Management Team comprises of;
The Management Team are Supported by;
The Administration Team also provide support to our Clinical Team.
Our Team of professionally qualified Psychotherapists delivering our front line services includes;
In addition, Break The Silence support 2 student placements completing Doctorates through Glasgow Caledonian University, providing an excellent learning and development opportunity.
“My placement with Break The Silence has been the best placement throughout my 3 years of training”.
All staff in Break the Silence undertake regular one to one line management supervision.
Supervision is carried out on a 6 weekly basis with an external provider with the purpose of; exploring training and development needs/requirements; to provide support for on-going day to day duties; providing space and opportunity for staff to feedback; discuss performance.
Due to the nature of our work Staff or Volunteers engaged in non-clinical roles who don’t attend regular clinical supervision can contact their line manager who will arrange the required support for their needs.