Carer Support Group Co-Facilitator

Carers Support West Sussex

Register your Interest

We know that being a carer is harder than those not in this position think. Carers provide up to 90 hours of unpaid support every week and are very often isolated and alone. Through our Carer Support Groups we provide a safe space for carers to meet on a monthly basis to engage with other carers, gain information and support. Working alongside the Carer Wellbeing Worker you will support the group you will provide a listening ear, give relevant information where needed and respond to any issues and concerns raised by the group members.

Skills

Active listening, and excellent & effective communication. An insight into issues carers face on a daily basis. An empathetic caring approach when engaging with others. You will be non-judgemental and be able to maintain personal boundaries. A personal or professional insight into a specific condition or disability is preferred but not essential.

Benefits

You will be part of a valued team of volunteers supporting over 20,000 carers across West Sussex. We provide induction, Adult Safeguarding training, travel and other out of pocket expenses are paid. You will gain experience in facilitating a group, active listening and supporting others in a group setting. You will be invited to social events twice a year and quarterly staff information exchange events.

Practical Considerations

The role is once a month on the third Tuesday every month.

When do I need to be available?

Details The group runs from 10.30 - 11.30 and you would arrive around 10.15 to help set up and some time after the group ends to tidy away.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Southwick Community Centre
24 Southwick Street
Southwick
West Sussex
BN42

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  • Details
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    All volunteers must be over the age of 18yrs
  • Disabled Access
    All the venues chosen for our support groups are accessible and are near to public transport services.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Expenses will be paid for costs directly related to their role or training requirements
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    All our carers attend a 3hr Induction Training Session
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Mentor allocated, regular reviews, peer support team meetings, annual Volunteer Team Day.
  • Training
    3hr Induction Training Adult Safeguarding - Basic Awareness (1/2 day training) GDPR online training Access to all our in-house training calendar