Circles of Support One to One Mentors

Circles of Support one to one matches one volunteer with one young person with learning disabilities to help them access activities, develop friendships, experience new things, increase their independence and skills, and have fun - just like any other teenager.

As a Circles of Support one to one mentor you will join in a range of social activities with the young person you are supporting. Activities are planned to help the young person improve their independence and life skills and can range from going bowling or for a meal, helping them learn how to travel on public transport or going shopping.

Activities are planned at Circle meetings held every 4-6 weeks with activities weekly or fortnightly. InterAct staff attend Circle meetings and provide support and guidance.

Opportunities this role will give you:

*A chance to take on a new challenge and improve a young person's quality of life

*Add value to your CV - we can provide references and testimonials to future employers if required

*Being a valued member of our team.

Skills

Reliability and commitment to the young person being supported

*Ability to relate and empathise with young people with learning disabilities

*Patient and caring nature

*Commitment to supporting the aims of InterAct

*A non-judgmental attitude.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/11/2017

End Date: 16/11/2019

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Availability Details

Activities are planned at Circle Meetings, you will arrange dates and times for activities which are convenient for everyone. These tend to run after school, during evenings, weekends and school holidays.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Rayleigh and Rochford, Tendring

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