- Location: Anywhere
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Health
2 hours once per month, as this is a new program we can be flexible with timing. (eg 7-9pm on the first Tuesday of the month)
- Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
- Counselling & Help Line
- Disability Support
Qualifications & Requirements
Working with Vulnerable People Card
Registration/qualifications within your relevant field or industry body.
Job Purpose: • To manage and facilitate a monthly support group working with client members. This will be done by creating a safe, non-stigmatising and welcoming environment for client members, a safe place where people feel able to express themselves.
Responsibilities: • Provide a safe space for the expression of anxieties and exploration and sharing of experience. • Demonstrate appropriate communication and leadership skills. • Maintain confidentiality and respect the individual needs of the client members. • Develop and support the activities of the Group. • Maintain Health and Safety of the group ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to. • Promote the rights and responsibilities of client members. • Gain knowledge of other services provided by other organisations and agencies, to offer information to ensure all client members have the best possible choice. • Comply with Epilepsy ACT policies. • Maintain contact with the CEO regarding the status of the group and provide post group reports after each session • Communicate with Epilepsy ACT staff to promote sessions, topic suggestions, post support surveys, client attendance.
Person Specification: • Good management skills. • Understanding of Epilepsy and its impact on individuals and families or willingness to learn. • Ability to maintain professional boundaries. • Ability to deal appropriately and professionally with possible crises within the group. • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Good listening skills. • Be non-judgemental. • Knowledge of other support organisations in Canberra.
Qualifications & Requirements Working with Vulnerable People Card Registration/qualifications within your relevant field or industry body.