Revive Sports Mentor - South Somerset Area
We are looking to recruit a compassionate individual with a desire to positively support adults who are or have previously been experiencing drug/alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges. The Revive project uses physical activity to provide participants with a chance to be active, socialise in fresh environments and meet new people.
About Revive Sports Mentor - South Somerset Area
We are looking to recruit a compassionate individual with a desire to positively support adults who are or have previously been experiencing drug/alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges. The Revive project uses physical activity to provide participants with a chance to be active, socialise in fresh environments and meet new people. As part of the Revive Sports Mentor team you will be delivering both group and 1 to 1 activity sessions where the emphasis is placed on getting participants moving and predominantly uses low level, sociable activities such as Walking, Boccia and Table tennis. Participants who attend the sessions have a variety of differing abilities and mobilities.
The vast majority of the role is delivering the Revive 1 to 1 sessions although there are other parts to the job including admin tasks, signposting clients to relevant services such as SDAS and MIND and liaising with other support organisations. There will be opportunities to promote the programme to various audiences and organisations within the South Somerset area.
You will need great interpersonal skills and be a strong communicator both with participants and key workers from relevant supporting organisations. Lived experience of addiction may be an advantage in this job role although not essential, similarly experience of working with people in the recovery community and or the organisations who support them would be beneficial. The right candidate will be empathetic, good at listening and have an understanding of the impact that chaotic lifestyles can have on an individual's recovery journey.
The successful individual will need to be organised, personable and motivated to help others. A good amount of determination and enthusiasm will also be vital in the sports mentor role.
About The Revive Programme
The Revive Activity programme offers individuals (18+) experiencing drug and alcohol addiction issues and or mental health challenges the chance to get active and enjoy some new physical activity experiences.
Revive sessions welcome people at whatever stage of their recovery journey they may be at, and are also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free. The Revive programme is fully inclusive and is open to people of all abilities and experience levels.
The programme offers a variety of fun, casual and sociable activity sessions. The aim is to provide participants with the chance to reap the physical and emotional benefits of exercise, along with offering them the opportunity to socialise in new environments.
Salary £3,900 to £5,200 PA (Equates to £10 an hour)
Hours of Work: 7.5 - 10 hours per week (Negotiable at interview)
Please apply using the SASP Application form or your CV with a cover letter stating why you think you would be a suitable candidate for the role. Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 31st January.
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