Youth Support Worker (The Out and About Club)
When We Need You
From 10/09/2008 onwards
Many children and young people with a disability have to travel to a school outwith their local area, this in the main results in them having little or no contact with their peers in the local community. This project wants to change! We aim to support and encourage children and young people with a disability between the ages of 7 and 18 to integrate into their local youth projects with their non-disabled peers. The volunteer youth support worker will encourage and support the young people to participate in activities in the youth club. HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED? You should contact us ideally by phone using the contact details or the register your interest option, where we will arrange a time for you to come for an informal chat during which we will give you a welcome pack filled with information about our organisation. If you do not receive a response within 2 working days, please contact the Volunteer Centre. It generally takes around 1 week after you contact us to get you started.
About The Disability Community
The Disability Community has been championing the rights of, and supporting, people with disabilities of all ages for over twenty years. We are based in Possilpark and our purpose built centre is open Monday to Friday. We provide activities and services for people with a disability in North Glasgow. We operate adult activities such as lunch clubs, social clubs and an adult learning programme and we run a dedicated youth support service. We also have a community café serving hot and cold food and a meals delivery service.
Skills & Experience
Enthusiastic, committed and patient person, who is willing to learn.
Transport to the activity depends on the child or young persons disability thus we either use a taxi service, public transport or travel on foot.
no gender restrictions
Application Form, Interview, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers would receive an induction meeting with the Youth Development worker and would carry out a period of induction training shadowing trained workers. They could access moving & handling training, disability equality training and first aid. Where p
Travel Expenses are paid as detailed below; 40p per mile or public transport rates - Tickets/Reciepts MUST be presented
Frequency & Commitment
min 3 hours per week
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
74 Closeburn Street
Contact: Julie Ann Skinner
Tel: 0141 336 3562