Activity Support Assistant

To support Activity leaders and Support Mentors in the delivery of sessions to adults with ASD and/or LD.


Volunteers will be required to help set up resources for the session and to support adults to engage. Support may include scribing for a person who has difficulty with writing, reading information for them or helping them to understand and complete a task.


The adults who access our provision have very different needs and abilities so each day is different. The group often go on outings so volunteers may be asked to support adults whilst in the community i.e. using public transport, shopping or taking part in sport activities.

Skills

  • Volunteers must have a calm and patient manner and have experience of working with people with SEND
  • Volunteers are expected to adhere to GDPR and should be comfortable working as part of a small team
  • An HLTA qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Our organisation is committed to Safer Recruitment so volunteers will be required to pass pre-recruitment checks

Details

  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/07/2022

End Date: 31/08/2023

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Morning Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Evening Yes No No No No No No

Location

Westoe Crown Community Hub,
Unit R9,
Sea Winnings Way
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 3PE


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