Volunteer Activity Assistant (Job Ref: 20380)

Position Categories: new, North West, Other, Part Time

Location: Runcorn

Salary: Voluntary Basis

Closing Date: 20 March 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 20380CRJ

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Halton Lodge is a 66-bedded homeless service located in Runcorn. The service, which is managed by Creative Support, provides outcome-focused support to adults (including young adults who are 16 and 17) with a range of support needs including mental health related needs, substance misuse issues, physical health related conditions, learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions and people with a history of offending.

The service provides short-term accommodation, with the aim of enabling service users to develop the necessary skills and confidence for finding and sustaining accommodation in the local community. Alongside the structured support we provide, we also run a monthly activity timetable for our clients offering a range of opportunities including health and wellbeing related activities, basic skills classes and social opportunities.

We are currently recruiting for a range of voluntary positions to complement the work our staff do at the service. Creative Support Halton boasts an array of facilities on-site including activity spaces, a catering kitchen and café, two fully-equipped music rooms and a gym. Creative Support Halton also has a large garden space, perfect for group activities. We are also keen to run activities and provide opportunities outside of the service.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for enthusiastic Volunteer Activity Assistants to help us to develop a monthly activity and education timetable. We are aiming to provide a range of meaningful and engaging activities and courses that give clients the opportunity to develop practical skills, and most importantly – have fun!

Whether you have an interest in arts and crafts, healthy cooking or fitness we welcome applicants to bring their own ideas and work with the Activity and Engagement Officer to develop an enjoyable activity session. This is a brilliant opportunity to get involved in some fun and interesting activities, meet new people, and help strengthen your local community.

Suggested Time Commitment: We would recommend volunteers are able to commit to two hours each week, however this is flexible and availability can be discussed at interview stage.

Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.