Opportunities in Arts in Health

Wellbeing Assistant Required

Location: Porthcawl | Start Date: 27th October 2021

Summary:

Tanio are looking for a Wellbeing Assistant to help our 'Breathing Space' Porthcawl creative arts group develop further, and to become an integral part of the delivery of these weekly sessions.

Content:

‘Breathing Space’ are a series of creative arts groups run across Bridgend by Tanio, which uses creativity and the creative arts to engage and improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated, who suffer from anxiety and depression, have lost a loved one, and/or struggle with physical and mental health problems. Our Porthcawl ‘Breathing Space’ group was launched in August 2021, and in a very short time has become a thriving and supportive place for people to explore their creative side. Tanio are looking for a Wellbeing Assistant to help this group develop further, and to become an integral part of the delivery of these weekly sessions. The Wellbeing Assistant will help the Facilitator create a positive and supportive environment that will positively impact the participants’ overall wellbeing. This role will work closely with the Facilitator, providing in-session wellbeing support for up to 2 hours in length per week. This support may include in-session one-to-one support of participants, signposting to third party organisations, and/or in-session crisis management. This role would be ideal for anyone who has prior experience or an interest working in the fields of community building, mental health, or wellbeing. Essential Skills: • Empathic, able to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes • Friendly and warm demeanour • Experience of working in the field of wellbeing and/or mental health • Excellent communicator with fantastic soft skills • Experienced at conflict management Desirable: • Experience of community or participatory arts Delivery: Wednesdays between 12.30-2.30pm (weekly), beginning Wednesday 27th October 2021 and ending w/c 28th March 2022. Location: Porthcawl Fee: £50 per session Please note: this is a freelance contracted position. To apply: Please send an up to date CV, statement of suitability (maximum 500 words), and the contact details of a suitable referee to helo@taniocymru.com by 5pm on 19th October 2021. For more information or to discuss the role, please email helo@taniocymru.com

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