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ASSIST Volunteer (Bradford)

Role reference: BR101

Application deadline: 24 October 2021

Time Commitment: 5 – 15 hours per week (during 9am – 5pm Mon - Sun)

As an ASSIST volunteer you will complement the work of keyworkers within our Support and Housing accommodation services and support young people in our Bradford Leaving Care services directly through the following methods: Attend appointments and activities, Supervise shops, develop Skills to become more Independent, provide day to day Support, and be someone to Talk to.

Role summary:

  • Being a point of contact and a role model for young people
  • Managing appointments for young people, including issuing appropriate reminders to them
  • Chaperone the young people to appointments (i.e. doctors, counselling)
  • Complement the key work of staff to support young people to develop independent living skills e.g. washing, cooking, managing budgets, healthy choices
  • Coaching young people with issues important to them and help with developing social skills through conversation
  • Administration duties related to young people and recording of actions/outcomes
  • Health and Safety – work with key workers to ensure risks are assessed
  • Assisting with young people consultation work (E.g. supporting residents meetings, and surveys)
  • Supporting young people to access internal and external activities
  • Work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers
  • Observe and adhere to Centrepoint policies relevant to the team and be familiar with emergency procedures in case of fire, serious accident or violence

Role requirements

  • 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 mental health and resilience to cope with a range of individualized coping mechanisms and outbursts.
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork and a strong commitment to being part of a team
  • Ability to develop a rapport with young people
  • Reliability, punctuality, and commitment to routine
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to use Microsoft Office
  • A commitment to demonstrating Centrepoint’s values

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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