Wirral Mencap exists to advance equality for people with a learning disability and their families. Our mission is to improve quality of life and create a more accessible, inclusive and supportive community in Wirral. We campaign, raise awareness, provide information and advice and offer supported personal development, volunteering and social opportunities including a weekly social club that has been running for over 50 years, an annual holiday to Devon, a drop in weekly lunch club and men’s group, singles’ nights and ‘managing relationships’ workshops, the Gateway Award, a buddying and befriending scheme, a range of accessible life skills courses.
Hours: 10am -2.30pm, one day a week (tues, weds, thurs or fri)
Commitment: Min. 6 months
Work base: Office and out in the community (Wirral)
The Gateway Award is an accessible Awards programme, specifically designed for people with a learning disability. The programme enables people to reach goals in various areas of their lives including independence, health and leisure as well as volunteering. It is similar in structure to the Duke of Edinburgh Award with bronze, silver and gold levels. Participants achieve their awards by participating in a wide range of activities throughout the year. We start and finish the day at our offices but most activities take place in the community.
The volunteer Gateway Award Support Worker should have the following characteristics:
Wirral Mencap is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of their beneficiaries, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
This post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check.
Training and supervision
Volunteer Gateway Award Support Worker will attend 2 x two-hour training sessions where they will learn about:
Day to day the volunteer will be supervised by the Programme Coordinator and may also request more formal supervision from the Projects Manager when needed.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 27-09-2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 02:30 PM