The Education Program at Clubhouse Gibraltar strives to assist members in meeting their individual educational goals. We currently provide support to members undertaking courses at Gibraltar College and encourage our members to apply for courses and gain meaningful education as part of their personal career development if they wish to do so, also offering in-house support and educational activities and training.
Supported Employment positions are not time limited and may be full or part-time. There may be a competitive element to the interview process. In SE, the clubhouse maintains a relationship with the employer and member, assists with job site development and training. The clubhouse does not provide absence coverage.
Independent Employment positions are generally secured by the member. Employment supports are as frequent as the member chooses and are provided at the Clubhouse. Members decide if they wish to disclose their relationship with the Clubhouse to the employer. Independent Employment can be full or part-time.
The Employment Program covers our Transitional Employment Placements (TEPs), Supported Employment and Independent Employment support. Clubhouse Gibraltar aims to help members gain more independence and re-enter the workforce when possible.
A Transitional Employment job is a part time job, usually 6-9 months in duration. In TE, the clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and provides onsite training and support with backup coverage during periods of member absence. Members receive a wage at or above the national minimum wage. Clubhouse Gibraltar staff provide training, support, and absentee cover on all positions. No formal interview is required.
Clubhouse supports its members in a wide variety of housing issues. This involves their living conditions, assistance in following up enquiries and liaison with the Housing Department.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Clubhouse Gibraltar has health and wellness policy which includes healthy eating and exercise and related activities .
Clubhouse Gibraltar offer several free activities outside of the work-ordered day to promote health, wellness and personal development:
- Yoga - Mondays
- Arts and Crafts - Tuesday
- Employment Meeting - Wednesdays
- Power Walking and Outdoor Gym - Thursdays
- Baking Group - Friday
The Clubhouse also organises social events for its members. Every Saturday, we are in the Gladys Perez Centre between 6.30pm and 12.30am for a ‘bring and share’ social evening. Additionally, we organise social events in and out of Gibraltar at least once a month.
YOUNG ADULTS PROGRAMME
Clubhouse Gibraltar have developed a Young Adults Programme to meet the needs of our younger members. The group is growing steadily and organises many social trips and age-specific support in both employment & education.
WORK ORDERED DAY
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The daily activity of a Clubhouse is organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day. The work-ordered day parallels the typical business hours of the working community where the Clubhouse is located. Members and staff work side by side, as colleagues, to perform the work that is important to their community.
Work Units – Where Members and Staff Partnerships Grow
A key part of Clubhouse Gibraltar is Member / Staff Partnerships. Members and staff work together in all aspects of the clubhouse. The work-ordered day at Clubhouse Gibraltar is split into two work units that members can choose to become involved in.
Business & Administration
Reception duties, Orientation, Reach Out, Database input, Accounts and Social Media.
Hospitality, Employment & Education
Kitchen, Cafeteria, Menu Planning & Shopping, Domestic Tasks, Employment and Education opportunities.
Meetings open to all Members and staff
Policy Meetings, Program Meetings, Young Adult Meetings, Transitional Employment Meetings, Social Event Meetings Health and Wellness and more.
HOW TO BECOME A GIBRALTAR CLUBHOUSE MEMBER
A Clubhouse is first and foremost a community of people. Much more than simply a program, or a social service, a Clubhouse is most importantly a community of people who are working together toward a common goal. Clubhouse Gibraltar is open to any person who has been diagnosed with a mental illness at any time in their lives and would like support or be part of a support structure which helps people develop to their full potential. Members work on their recovery at their own pace through a combination of being a part of a community, being part of a work unit and accessing our services such as housing, employment, education, etc.
Click here for a copy of our leaflet: Clubhouse Gibraltar leaflet
If you are interested in joining the Clubhouse, we would love to have you come by for a tour.
- Contact us by phone (20068423) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an informal tour.
- After having the tour, you will be asked to fill in our recommendation form.
- Click here to download and print the form in PDF: Recommendation Form
- The completed form may be brought in by person or emailed to us via email@example.com.
- After the recommendation form is reviewed, we will get in touch with you to arrange an orientation.
If you have any more specific questions about our program, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. It’s free to join.