UL AQUATIC CLUB DISABILITY PROGRAM 2019
UL Aquatic Centre
Ozanam House Resource Centre - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Requirements:Fluent English. Garda Vetting. Over 18. To be enthusiastic and friendly
Overview of the Volunteer Role
Each week, we organize activities such as cookery, computers, arts & crafts, sports and music to name but a few. We try to nurture and build on the unique skills our volunteers possess and bring to the centre and we do this through supporting them to facilitate sessions with the youth groups.
This support can help identify an area of expertise and specific skills that can be used to facilitate a series of workshops that would benefit one of the centre’s programmes.
The volunteer leaders support the young people in the activities, engaging with the young people, acting as mentors and role models throughout.
Perhaps the most important function of the groups is the educational and community support that is offered by our volunteer leaders. This support aids and assists the personal development of the children and young people in the centre.
Our Volunteers not only support the children and young people but also each other. This support means volunteers are able to share their learning in the role and to benefit from each other’s experience, sharing knowledge and skills.
To reach our full potential and to achieve our goals in the group, we are constantly seeking new volunteers to facilitate group sessions and support the youth co-ordinator deliver a quality and professional programme to the children and young people ensuring a standard level of safety and fun environment within each group.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Other general responsibilities in the context of the role as agreed with the co-ordinator
Skills required for this role:
Skills, Experience & Qualities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with children and young people
Strong commitment and enthusiasm to children and young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
Interest and commitment to developing the capacity to provide reliable support to children and young people in times of stress and act with integrity, respect and support
Good organizational skills
Good level of energy and good commitment to having fun
An accepting and non-authoritarian approach
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Reliability, patience, resilience and flexibility
Ability to treat children and young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity
Ability to be aware of own limits, to admit it and to ask for support
An openness to learning and developing further good practices when working and supporting young people
Previous experience is desirable but not essential
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Tuesday-Thursday evenings, Saturday afternoons in Dublin.
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, CV, interviews
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Tony Rock
Address: Ozanam House Resource Centre - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 53 Mountjoy Square, West
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