About the Role
This position is a vital part of the Heroes and Sidekicks partnership between Gulf Coast ABLE and Community Life Church's Encircle Ministry. This ministry is designed to support teenagers and adults with disabilities. The Sidekick will rotate between two positions for at least 2 Sundays a month: Safety works from 10:00 am -12:00 pm to take attendance, assign volunteers to high-need participants, and ensure safety protocols are followed at all times. Interventionist works from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and rides the bus for pick-up and drop-off and supports participants upon arrival at Encircle.
Must be 18 and pass a Florida background check. Requires frequent Sunday committment and occasional weeknight work.
Experience with the special needs population is preferred.
Commit to 2 Sundays a month.
Gulf Coast ABLE
Mission: The mission of Gulf Coast ABLE is to increase the overall quality of life for individuals of all abilities and their families through respite, community engagement, and equitable access to fun and meaningful activities.
Vision: Create a community where individuals of all abilities are ABLE (have the power, skill, means, freedom and opportunity) to do anything.
ABLE: Autonomy, Belonging, Love, and Experience
Autonomy: freedom from external control or influence; independence
Employees and Participants of ABLE feel that their voice is heard while being respected and given opportunities to grow.
Belonging: an affinity for a place or situation
Employees and Participants of ABLE always feel safe, wanted and valued.
Love: a great interest and pleasure in something; deep affection
Employees and Participants are loved where they are and for who they are. Everything we do is with love for one another.
Experience: an event or occurrence that leaves an impression on someone
ABLE creates opportunities for employees and participants that are fun and meaningful.