You will support individuals by facilitating or co-facilitating SMART Recovery Meetings. Lived experience in addictions is preferred in this role to ensure an understanding of the challenges individuals may face.
- Completing the authorised training for facilitators
- Ensuring participants abide by the meeting code of conduct
- Running meetings according to the SMART Recovery Meeting Structure
- Ensuring the Opening Statement is read at every meeting
- Sharing the Meeting Guidelines at every meeting
- Meeting Management – preparing the meeting room, meeting and greeting participants, providing SMART Recovery materials and tidying the meeting room after the meeting.
- Meeting Facilitation – initiating the check-in, verifying and setting topics for the meeting agenda with the group, initiating and overseeing the group discussion / work time, ensure at least one SMART tool is used at each meeting, concluding the discussion with check-out and sign posting.
- Managing challenging participants with the help of the group
- Signposting and supporting individuals to engage in the NTaR service
Skills, experience and abilities
- To have completed the ‘Introduction to SMART Recovery’ and ‘Getting SMART’ training modules which you will be supported with
- You need to have attended at least 5 SMART Recovery meetings.
- You will have at least 6 months stability in your recovery
- Ideally, you will have had experience of co-facilitating meetings before you start to facilitate your own meeting. There is the option to gain experience by co-facilitating meetings
- A caring, empathetic and a non-judgemental approach.
- Able to commit wholeheartedly to SMART Recovery values.
- Good communication skills and able to engage others
- Good organisational skills, able to manage own time and lead a balanced life
- A team player, willing to work with others, both volunteers and staff
- Self-motivated, able to make a regular commitment of time and energy to UK SMART Recovery.
- Ability to motivate and empower individuals
- Willingness to attend regular supervision
- Able to respect and maintain confidentiality
- Ability to manage appropriate boundaries
Various times. Options including Wednesday 6-7.30pm (online) Saturday 10.30-12pm (Fenham)
Volunteers must be aged 18+ and subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
For more information please contact Vicky Middleton, Plummer Court, Carliol Square, Newcastle, NE1 6UR, E: email@example.com
To apply please contact Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org