Physical Activty Support Mentor

Environment and animals | Health and social care | Disability | Healthy living | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability

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Location: Staff Yard, Battersea, SW11 4NJ (see map)

Travel: Battersea Park station. Harris Academy Battersea bus stop.

Start date: 07/06/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for some enthusiastic individuals to work on a specific Physical Activity based 1:1 programme. This programme will focus on 1:1 working with someone who has a disability and is looking to get more physically active.
  • We are looking to engage with people who have a disability and may not have access or confidence to be physically active on a weekly basis.
  • As part of this we would like to recruit volunteers who are willing go give up 1 -2 hours per week to help support those with a disability access facilities and sessions in the gym, outside or are local fitness facilities.
  • The role will be a hands -off role, in that You will be there to help the service user access the gym, attended classes or help build goals and encourage and push them to be more physically active.
  • As part of this programme You will get 4 weeks with a PT and the service user to help build rapport, have an input with their fitness goals and to be part of their further planning process. After these 4 weeks we would be looking for you to continue meeting with your service user and assisting them on accessing fitness services on a, where possible, weekly basis. These sessions can be at a time that suits you and the service user.

What impact will this have?

  • Give back to the local community, meet new people and increase your own sense of wellbeing.
  • Challenge and develop your personal professional skills by working with people from different backgrounds who have different goals and barriers than you.
  • Assisting a diverse group of individuals who may or may not have access to local opportunities.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Someone enthusiatsic, commited, passionate, willing to give up 1 -2 hours per week and personable.

Expenses

  • We can reimburse travel expenses.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Team working
  • Practical
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Team working

Training

  • Receive support and training from Enable Leisure and Culture Health & Wellbeing Team.

Location

Staff Yard, Battersea, SW11 4NJ

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