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NTaR SMART Recovery Meeting Volunteer Facilitator

Location: Newcastle

Role Description

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.

Key responsibilities

  • 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

Expected hours/times

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.

Next Steps

For more information please contact Vicky Middleton, Plummer Court, Carliol Square, Newcastle, NE1 6UR, E: vicky.middleton@cntw.nhs.uk

To apply please contact Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Email: sead.masic@changing-lives.org.uk

Apply for this vacancy

To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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