Graduate Entry Medical School
Galway Autism Partnership
Requirements:Garda Vetting through GAP
Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is a community based charity that provides much needed support and services for Autistic children, young people, and adults their friends, and family.
GAP is looking to support as many people living with Autism as we can - to do this we rely on the help of our Volunteers.
Volunteer Adult Social Club Facilitators design and facilitate activities and meet-ups for a group of Autistic adults. The Club Facilitators will get to know the Participants, their likes and dislikes and design activities that the whole group can enjoy - this could be drama, arts & crafts, movie and music nights, eating out, visiting lcoal attractions and events.
Club Facilitators will create a safe, non-judgemental space to allow the Participants to engage in activities, encourage independence and provide emotional or social support as necessary.
Experience of Autism in not necessary, but it is a requirement that Volunteers are open-minded, responsible and reliable.
Support, training and information will be provided on an ongoing basis - this is a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to work in the disabilty sector or simply wants to make Galway a friendlier, more welcoming place.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
The Adult Social Club will initially run on Friday evenings from 6 - 8 pm in the GAP House in Laurel Park Newcastle. Flexibility will be required so that the group can attend events outside of this time - this will be decided by the Volunteer Facilitator and the group.
GAP aims to recruit a team of 4 - 6 Facilitators so that we can maintain the group and continue to run it throughout the year.
We ask that Club Facilitators are available for 2 hours for 2 weeks each month.
Skills required for this role:
Strong communication skills - non-verbal and verbal
Team working skill
Appreciation of individual differences
Any individual skills and talents you are willing to share with a group are appreciated!
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Friday evenings 6 - 8 pm (twice a month)
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
2 X References Brief interview Garda Vetting
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Aisling Colreavy
Address: Galway Autism Partnership, Tigh Ronain, 36, Laurel Park, Newcastle, Galway city
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