Joinery assistant

  • VO70686


Description

Do you have joinery skills and have time to spare to support people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to participate in therapeutic woodwork activities?
At The Brock woodwork workshop our clients are supported to create garden furniture, garden novelty items and small craft items. Participating in these activities helps our clients build self-confidence and gain skills which may support their recovery and possibly lead to employment. We would welcome a woodwork assistant to join our team and help our clients. Volunteers develop good working relationships with clients, providing support and guidance in the use of tools and equipment under the direction of our joinery supervisor. Some do-it-yourself, woodwork or joinery skills are desirable.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a social enterprise assisting people with severe and enduring mental illness and issues by providing them with opportunities to learn new skills; stabilise their condition; gain confidence and integrate within the local community. Our mission is to provide stimulating and rewarding therapeutic work activities that produce ranges of innovative and quality products to support the psychological wellbeing of people with severe and enduring mental illness and mental health issues.

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Restrictions

Experience required: A passion for working with people, good practical skills in joinery/woodwork and a good knowledge of training others would be useful. Ability to encourage and motivate people to participate in activities, Experience with building confidence and self-esteem, Good communication and listening skills and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people. A positive attitude and the want to help other people is a must. No experience is necessary as training will be provided.
Travel details: You will not be required to travel whilst volunteering in this role.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid at 40p per mile for car journeys and money towards bus tickets will be reimbursed.
Training details: 2-3 weeks on The Brock, confidentiality, boundaries and listening skills. 6 month supervisions with line manager will take place to appropriately support the volunteer – if/when training requirements are identified The Brock will provide opportunities for ongoing training and development which will be discussed with the volunteer as well as cost covered by The Brock.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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