To organise and lead the weekly parent group sessions which take place alongside the young person’s group. This will include organising topics for discussion, leading the weekly meetings, and keeping parents up to date with group information in person, and via email and social media.
Leading group discussions will require a strong understanding of autism and parenting a young person with autism, as well as an awareness of different mental health needs and how they may differently impact an individual with autism. A successful applicant will set up the room before each session and tidy away at the end of each session.
This group an independent group supported but not run by Dorset Mind.
Some of the Key Responsibilities:
- Welcoming regular and new parents to sessions and introducing new attendees to existing members
- Planning and organising weekly discussion topics and content
- Leading group discussions to ensure that they remain on topic and solution focused
- Providing simple advice and signposting on parenting young people with autism and supporting young people with their mental health needs
- Create a caring, supportive, and non-judgemental environment in which parents can feel comfortable enough to share
- To offer feedback on sessions as part of ongoing group evaluation
For the full list of responsibilities, please read the role description below.
If you are interested in this role and think you have what it takes, please complete the application form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, please post this to: Volunteer Administrator, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.