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Host Organisation: Autism Inclusive

One-to-One Male Mentor for Youth Club user.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, Social Activities, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Youth Work
Location: Crewe
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Friday EVE

Reports To: Alison Douglas, Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Responsible For: Youth Club Members (assisting the Youth Club Leader)

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting young person

● Supporting young person (15 years of age) on the Autism Spectrum (Aspergers Syndrome/ Mild Autism) on a session to session basis on the activities in the session in a One-to-One capacity.
● Encouraging the Youth Club member to take part in the activities and celebrating their achievements.
● Reporting any safeguarding concerns to the safeguarding officers who will be onsite.
● Ensuring the enjoyment and assisting in the safety of the Youth Club members with the Youth Club Leader, as per in house training which will be provided.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
o Adhere to our policies and procedures, all of which will be explained in training and given to you in your volunteer welcome pack.
o Providing refreshments from our refreshments cupboard, tea, coffee, juice and biscuits.
o Helping with clear up at the end of session

Person specification
Autism Inclusive are looking for an enthusiastic, capable volunteers, who will be a welcome member of the team, and who will help to support the organisation by being part of our Youth Club on a Friday evening. The session is a Youth Club that teaches life skills in a workshop based manner with individuals with Aspergers/ Autism (usually high functioning). The support volunteers will be on hand to provide practical support to people who attend as well as supervise activities.

Volunteer Commitment: Short Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

You require no experience as all training will be provided. We just need enthusiastic people who can help keep young people engaged in activities.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

We pay mileage at 25p per mile.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

One-to-One Support Sessions with Volunteer Co-Ordinator
Basic Training for Youth Club
Role and Person Specific Training for young person support.
Ongoing support and training throughout time with us.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding Training
Inclusion Training
Autism Training (Including meltdowns and how to help someone in meltdown)
Youth Club Training
Team Building
Person Specific Training