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Activities Organiser

Location: Chester-le-Street

Role Description

To coordinate project activities in conjunction with the weekly timetable.

Key responsibilities

  • To assist the support staff in designing meaningful activities for groups to participate in
  • To be responsible for generating, motivation, enthusiasm to encourage people we support to participate in meaningful activities
  • To share information appropriately – e.g. briefing the service users on activities.
  • To offer individuals the opportunity to develop their skills in meaningful activities, and support them throughout.
  • To assist with planning and organizing activities for the group. To encourage and discuss suggestions for activities and to support clients in putting their ideas into practice
  • To encourage and support clients to access other community based resources as appropriate
  • To welcome new group members and encourage existing members to do the same
  • To be involved in keeping appropriate records

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Good verbal, listening, coaching or mentoring skill
  • Seek to understand the needs of people with addictions problems
  • To have an understanding of social exclusion
  • Ability to supervise groups
  • Ability to support people in achieving their goals
  • Ability to signpost people to other services where appropriate
  • Ability to respond to client’s needs
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • To have a strong commitment to Equal Opportunities

Expected hours/times

6 hours per week, morning or afternoon, sessions from 9.00 -12.00 /1.00 – 4.00 pm available

Next Step

To find out more about the role please contact Clare Knox, Project Manager, : 07923 214858  or 0191 371 0541,

To apply for this opportunity please contact Sead MasicChanging Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Email :

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