Opportunities to join Smile’s growing team

As a Cheshire-based perinatal mental health charity, Smile Group is continuing to grow organically and has openings for a paid role as well as a number of volunteer opportunities.

Offering a range of services, including peer support groups, 1-1 talk therapy, home visits, monthly family sessions and wellbeing walks, Smile has grown in response to demand for support from families across Cheshire East experiencing perinatal mental health challenges. We provide emotional support and signposting for parents facing emotional wellbeing challenges both pre and postnatally.

Our team is expanding and we are looking to recruit:

  • A part time Wellbeing Practitioner

This role will co-deliver our services across the Mid-South area of Cheshire East, including Nantwich to Holmes Chapel. The role will support our current groups, so availability is required Monday-Wednesday, and is for 12-18 hours per week.

  • Volunteer Group Assistants

These volunteer roles support the smooth running of our peer support sessions and includes, room set-up, meeting and greeting, helping to look after babies and toddlers and assist in activities such as craft and play. We are looking for volunteers across all of our locations (Macclesfield, Congleton, Sandbach and Nantwich).

  • Volunteer or Trainee Counsellor

This post will be based in Nantwich and/or Sandbach, with availability on Monday & Tuesday morning to offer support in parallel to our group sessions.

These roles offer the chance to be part of a small, friendly and skilled team who are passionate about supporting families through perinatal mental health challenges. Smile Group provides access to core training and DBS accreditation as well as an induction to understand pathways and policies. Volunteers are eligible for reasonable expenses in line with the Charity’s Volunteer Agreement, including a contribution to supervision costs where appropriate.

Please see the outlines below for more details on the posts. Contact connect@smilegroup.org.uk if you have any questions or require any additional information. Deadlines for applications is 10th June at 5pm.

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