Aware: Volunteer Life Skills Online Supporter

About

Aware is the national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions.

Location: Remote

Role

Life Skills Online is a free online eight-week programme that is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. It is helpful for people who are dealing with low mood, in particular people who are experiencing mild to moderate depression.

As a Life Skills Online Supporter, your role is one of encouragement and support. You are not expected to give advice or suggest solutions to problems. Instead, you aim to encourage the person to stay engaged with the programme and keep working through the content to get the most from the experience. In particular, you encourage people to engage with the activity in each module. Completing the activities is the best way for people to gain the most benefit from each module and really engage with the topic.

Duties & Commitment:

  • Each week the supporter types a review message to the client. The review message is based on what the person worked on in the past week and the activities they have shared.
  • In carrying out this role each supporter is trained to support participants as outlined above while adhering to Aware’s ethos, policies, and procedures.
  • The Life Skills Online supporter reports to the Online Services Manager.
  • Full training is provided with ongoing support and personal development.
  • To bring to the attention of the Service Manager any issues of concern regarding any aspect of your role as volunteer for Aware
  • To act at all times according to the guidelines and Code of Practice of Aware.

Essential requirements

  • Must over 21 years of age
  • Must be available for training online (various dates) in September
  • Fluent written & spoken English
  • Available to commit for 3 hours weekly for approx. 18 months
  • Computer Skills
  • Passionate about mental health
  • Reliable
  • Broadband
  • Quiet, private, location in your home
  • Laptop/ desktop PC
  • Resident in Ireland

You are very welcome to attend an Volunteer Information Session which provide an opportunity to learn a bit more about the role and ask questions before submitting an application. Upcoming online information sessions will take place on:
25 July 2024 @ 18.45 - Register to attend
22 August 2024 @ 19.00 - Register to attend

For more information on volunteering with Aware visit our website

To apply to become an Aware Volunteer click here and complete the online application process before 1st September 2024

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Region: Remote