Weekend Group Support Volunteer

Job Reference: 69836
Posted: Thursday 19th October 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 18th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Birmingham, West Midlands

Are you a reliable and friendly individual who is looking to volunteer some of your time in the local community?

The group support role will facilitate a social engagement session alongside one of our recovery navigators. You will involve planning and preparation of the group activities and facilitating activities alongside a member of the staff team. Where appropriate volunteers will have the opportunity to take the lead role in the planning and facilitation of group activities. Activities can be varied and may involve supporting in social groups, creative/therapeutic activities or activities focused on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Where possible group activities will be adjusted to meet the needs of the individuals taking part.

Volunteers will be responsible for welcoming individuals into the session, encouraging them to engage in the activity and supporting in the facilitation of the activity. Volunteers will gain hands on experience of supporting individuals with mental health needs and the reward of seeing individuals engage and benefit from the activity.

Suggested Time Commitment: 2 hours per week at a consistent date and time

To support you in your role you will be offered training and regular supervision with an assigned supervisor. You will also be given a reference to support any future applications for work or voluntary positions.

If you’d like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or your application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email volunteer@creativesupport.co.uk.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to 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.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

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

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