ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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ASSIST Volunteer (Hammersmith & Fulham) - one day per week

Role reference: LN104

Deadline for applications: 24 October 2021

Time Commitment: One day per week (Monday or Thursday*)

*For a minimum of 6 months – 3 - 15 hours per week. Time can be flexible depending on your availability and we are looking for reliability & routine to meet the needs of our young people. Please clearly state your availability on your application.

This role will be based in our Hammersmith and Fulham service as part of the Supported Housing team. The service has a few young people that need assistance and help engaging in activities outside of service. This will be mainly targeted at young parents as well as other young people, to help battle loneliness and isolation that the pandemic has brought. By taking them on trips out of their accommodation and being someone to talk to, you will play a valuable role in helping their wellbeing improve.

Role summary

  • Assist with engaging with the wider local community
  • Be someone to chat to, to help with their wellbeing
  • Work with the Centrepoint staff to decide what activities are suitable
  • Take the young people on trips out of service – to the park, do activities
  • Adhere to administrative requirements of the role
  • Attend supervision sessions and relevant additional training
  • Be accountable and represent Centrepoint appropriately

Role requirements

Essential

  • 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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