Support Group Facilitator
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives working for a fantastic organisation providing mental health support focused on making recovery a reality. Richmond Fellowship, and the Community Connections team within which this role would be based, provide community based support enabling recovery through individual support/goal setting, physical wellbeing and activities, self-development courses, interest groups, self help and peer support groups, social cafes/community groups and a range of volunteering opportunities for the people we support. You would have an opportunity to work within this supportive team, working with some really incredible individuals to support them on their recovery journey, making an immeasurable difference in their life.
As a facilitator, you would work to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for people experiencing mental ill health or emotional wellbeing difficulties to come together and support one another. Working in a small group you would run a weekly structured peer support group, likely of approximately 2 hours, providing a safe welcoming place for people to meet, share their thoughts as well as gaining support from you as the facilitator. At the moment, this would be run online, with a view to moving to in person in the future.
What skills do I need?
As a group facilitator, you will have:
- understanding of mental ill health and the impact it could have on the people we support
- good listening and communication skills;
- have an empathetic and non-judgemental approach;
- feel confident creating structure within and navigating group situations;
- able to maintain confidentiality at all times;
- be resilient
- good understanding of safeguarding
- able to maintain boundaries
Richmond Fellowship (RB)
- Mental Health
- Advice and Information
Accessible entrance, and possibility of working remotely online if required.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Travel outside of the office, and any other agreed, out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 01/11/2021
End Date: 01/11/2022
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