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Activities Coordinator (Havering)

Role reference: LN102

Application deadline: 24 October 2021                                                 

Time Commitment: TBC with Volunteer (roughly 4-6 hours per week)

As part of our Housing and Support Team, you’ll be supporting them to create a range of activities for Young People to build and encourage confidence. These activities will vary from sport sessions, confidence building sessions and touring London. You’ll develop these activities to complement the support package which Young People receive directly from the service they reside in.

Role summary

  • To plan activities, taking into consideration the varying different needs and abilities of the residents
  • To discuss plans with residents, either individually or in groups
  • To seek feedback, comments and suggestions at resident meetings and from families/visitors
  • Lead on various activities, ranging from visiting landmarks in London, confidence building and sports sessions
  • Attend supervision sessions and relevant additional training
  • Be accountable and represent Centrepoint appropriately

Role requirements

Essential

  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • An understanding of different learning styles and methods to support learning
  • IT competent- able to use Excel, Word and Outlook effectively
  • Ability to engage, motivate and inspire young people
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with young people, other volunteers and staff
  • Ability to remain calm when involved with challenging individuals and situations
  • Understanding of the issues – practical and emotional – facing young people
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork and a strong commitment to being part of a team
  • Be reliable and have a positive outlook
  • A commitment to demonstrating Centrepoint’s values

    Desirable

  • Experience of working with homeless people and/or experience of homelessness
  • Experience of working with socially excluded young people
  • Knowledge of different qualification/course requirements

Support for volunteers

  • Structured induction and training
  • Ongoing support and supervision from the volunteering team
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your supervisor
  • Access to further training
  • Travel and other reasonable expenses reimbursed

Interested?

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our application form. If you are having trouble completing the application form, or have any questions about the role, please contact volunteer@centrepoint.org

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