Support Group Facilitator - The Meadows, North Shields

Support Group Facilitator - The Meadows, North Shields

Posted for PeerTalk

Posted by North Tyneside VODA

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You will be redirected to the North Tyneside VODA website to express your interest.

Facilitator duties at the meeting

To arrive 20 minutes prior to the Support Group meeting time.

To prepare the room for the meeting

To engage in pre brief with co facilitator

To meet and greet new and regular attendees

To check that new people are at the right meeting and to introduce them to the rest of the group

To begin and close the meeting punctually

To facilitate the meeting according to the training given

To debrief with the other Facilitator after closing the meeting

To complete attendance statistics on a weekly basis

To keep a record and receipts of expenses incurred in your role as a Support Group Facilitator and to send your completed expenses form to the PeerTalk office

To ensure the meeting room is left as you found it

What skills do I need?

Commitment

The minimum suggested volunteer time commitment with the support group is 18 months, following the initial training. Additionally, we invite our volunteers to attend a meeting every 8 weeks for mutual support and to receive ongoing training. We may offer other training opportunities, which will be optional.


Person description

The sustainability of a PeerTalk Support Group depends on the commitment, personal qualities and enthusiasm of the people who volunteer as Facilitators.

These personal qualities include:

Being a good listener.

Being able to show compassion and empathy.

Being non judgemental.

Having common sense.

Having a strong sense of commitment.

Being able to present balanced viewpoints.

Having a willingness to learn.

Having a sense of humour.

Being able to keep a confidence.

Having good communication skills.

Being respectful of others.

Having enthusiasm for this area of mental health and for the work of PeerTalk.

Being a good team player.

Being a person of integrity.

All Support Group Facilitators will undertake a DBS check and have an appropriate awareness of safeguarding issues related to fulfilling the role.

Creating a space where people feel accepted and valued is one of the core tasks of the PeerTalk Support Group Facilitator.

Posted for PeerTalk

Posted by North Tyneside VODA

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the North Tyneside VODA website to express your interest.

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When is this role available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

The support group takes place every Wed morning, 11am - 12.30pm, so volunteers need to be available at this time. However, facilitators are not expected to be there every week. We work with a rota, and you'd be required to volunteer for 3 - 4 sessions in every 12 week cycle.

Location:

The Meadows
NE29 6BA

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the North Tyneside VODA website to express your interest.

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