Phoenix ADHD runs a range of educational intervention programmes for young people aged 8 to 20 with ADHD to empower them to reach their full potential working in partnership with the young people, their families and the schools they attend. Phoenix runs parenting programmes and family support; provides information, advice and training for schools and youth organisations regarding ADHD and behavioural management strategies.
Phoenix ADHD Project are seeking volunteer support workers to assist with group programmes. These programmes are held after school and in the evening. They are currently held at Phoenix in Coleraine therefore volunteers will need to be able to travel to Coleraine. Programmes may be started in other areas during 2017.
They are particularly looking for male volunteers, as ADHD affects more males than females; however applications from females are also welcome.
Volunteers must be:
- Be able to commit to 2 hours a week for one year (minimum)
- Have experience of or an interest in working with young people with challenging behaviours in a group or one to one basis
- Have good listening & communication skills
Volunteers will be provided with training opportunities such as:
- Understanding ADHD In Young People OCN Level 2
- Youth Mentoring
- First Aid
- Safeguarding young people
- and other relevant training which become available