£11.72 per hour
Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) aims to maintain or increase older people’s independence and wellbeing across the West Lothian area. The service is delivered by a team of dedicated, trained volunteers who offer encouragement, companionship and support to help engage in social, leisure and community activities.
We are looking for a sessional Groups Support Assistant to join our team to support our community work. You will be responsible for the delivery of assigned groups, encouraging and enabling clients to interact in a variety of activities. This post is overseen and supported by the Senior Service Coordinator.
You should ideally have experience of working with older people in an activity based, group setting, encouraging integration and participation to support mental and physical stimulation. You will be creative thinker with a positive, can-do and flexible approach.
Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector, local services for older people and an understanding of Dementia is desirable.
OPAL is a prevention service supporting older adults to remain independent at home for as long as they desire. Working within this team, provides an opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of those across West Lothian