Family Mediation Foundation Training skill requirements

a) PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL

  • Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities (ESSENTIAL)
  • Education to A level or equivalent to include English and Mathematics at GCSE level grade C or above, or other evidence of good literacy and numeracy (ESSENTIAL)
  • Education to degree or diploma level or equivalent or significant work experience with responsibility for the conduct of interpersonal relations and ability to study at QCF Level 5 (ESSENTIAL)
  • Understanding of and commitment to principles of confidentiality (DESIRABLE)
  • Significant experience of working with families (DESIRABLE)
  • Understanding of children’s rights as they might present themselves in family mediation (DESIRABLE)
  • Significant professional experience of conflict management with other client groups or in other settings (DESIRABLE)

b) PERSONAL AND PRACTICAL

  • Willingness to learn new skills through engagement with all aspects of the Family Mediation Training Programme(ESSENTIAL)
  • Energy, enthusiasm and personal responsibility for adult learning and development as a Family Mediator (ESSENTIAL)
  • Availability for ALL the advertised training dates (ESSENTIAL)
  • Availability for and committed to personal supervision and group supervision according to FMC guidelines (ESSENTIAL)
  • Committed to attaining standards of professional competence within and FMC Guidelines (ESSENTIAL)

c) INTERPERSONAL

  • Empathy (ESSENTIAL)
  • Ability to act impartially (ESSENTIAL)
  • Listening skills (ESSENTIAL)
  • Oral and written communication skills (ESSENTIAL)
  • Understanding of personal motivation for wanting to work as a Family Mediator (ESSENTIAL)
  • Respectful and non-judgemental approach to others (ESSENTIAL)

d) INTELLECTUAL

  • Aptitude for Mediation and some understanding of its principles (DESIRABLE)
  • Creative, lateral, analytical and imaginative thinking (ESSENTIAL)
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