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Volunteer Counsellor

  • Leeds
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
Posted 7 days ago

Closing date: 31 August 2018 11:30 PM Volunteer Counsellor for St Giles Trust Role Description: Provide individual counselling sessions for clients referred to the counselling service assessed by St Giles Trust Yorkshire Manager (Qualified Psychotherapist). Commit to 2 hours a week, on an evening for counselling practice, administration and occasionally training and development meetings. Work accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Work in accordance with St Giles Trust policies and procedures regarding confidentiality, safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety and other relevant policies and procedures. Maintain notes and records as required by St Giles Trust including client contact logs. Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision with named supervisor external to St Giles Trust. Person Specification: Be in at least the second year of a recognised counselling/psychotherapy/counselling psychology training programme with an existential-phenomenological, person-centred/humanistic , or integrative core model Have previous experience of providing individual counselling/therapy Have experience of working with clients experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties Have an awareness of and an interest in the difficulties experienced by our clients including those affected by the criminal justice system Be able to build and maintain relationships with vulnerable people Have an understanding of the significance of boundaries in therapeutic work Have undertaken at least 12 hours of own personal therapy Closing date: August 31st 2018 If you feel this is something you are able to do, please contact #####@######.### for an application form The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions. The Council does not screen, endorse or affiliate with this company and accept no liability for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of your responding to this company’s recruitment advert. Any complaints relating to this company, its advertisement or recruitment processes must be directed to the organisation.

Volunteer Peer Coordinator

  • Wimbledon, London
  • Up to £30000 per annum
  • Contract
Posted 18 days ago

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures. Position Available: Volunteer Peer Coordinator Wimbledon. with some travel to other areas in South London, £30kpa, fixed term contract until 31.08.2##### ######Role Purpose: Lead a team of peer advisors to deliver flexible services to participants with complex needs to improve their employability skills and to move into sustainable employment. Duties and Responsibilities Take overall responsibility for the allocated delivery of the team Provide day to day supervision, support and guidance to the Peer Advisors, allocating work appropriately and also carrying out direct work with participants Organise the promotion of the project and coordinate the recruitment and engagement of participants, according to profiles and equalities targets Ensure that each participant has a comprehensive initial assessment of employment and wider needs, obtaining existing assessment information where possible Work with participants to agree and regularly review an action plan which addresses their employment and wider barriers Support participants to carry out actions on their plan, delivering one to one and group motivational, advice, guidance and employment activities to this end. Allocate tasks to the Peer Advisors according to their ability and capacity Ensure activities fit with Matrix standards and carry out observations of sessions to promote high quality of delivery Liaise closely with the specialist partners to increase the support available to participants Develop excellent links with local stakeholders, to ensure sufficient referrals, achieve equalities targets, and identify wider local services that can provide support to participants. Work to ensure that interventions are joined up for individual participants Ensure that participants achieve targets and outcomes as profiled, putting into place any corrective action to address any shortfall Set up recording systems for participants as required and ensure that information on participants, activities and outcomes are accurate, timely and fit with requirements Provide monthly and quarterly data and narrative reports and support finance teams to produce accurate financial reports Develop close working relationship with the Project Manager and respond to and support requests for information or activity to be delivered Develop close working relationships with the Project Trainer Assessor, to ensure that the Peer Advisors gain the experience and skills needed for their qualifications. Address any difficulties through close supervision of the Peer advisors, utilising the support of the Trainer Assessor as required Manage day to day budget and expenses of the team and projects Support activities to obtain and act on participant feedback and help with project evaluations Experience required: Extensive experience of working successfully with challenging people who have multiple and complex needs Ability to assess the needs of vulnerable clients and provide client led support to address these needs in a variety of ways Experience of developing successful interagency work, particularly with a view to working successfully with referring agencies to support the needs of participants Experience of supervising and supporting a team of volunteers to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable people Experience of maintaining accurate financial records and evidencing all spend Commitment to the concept and effectiveness of peer approaches Thorough understanding of the principles of needs and risk assessment, and care coordination/planning, and the ability to coach others in these skills Awareness of and commitment to gender equality and equal opportunity practices and policies, and ability to promote diversity and treat colleagues and clients fairly and with respect The ability to use monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project activity including: actions, outcomes and referrals and demonstrate achievement of targets. Excellent written and communication skills, including familiarity with filekeeping procedures, letter writing, advocacy and competent IT skills. How to apply: If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration. *Please note the above outlined experience is the minimum first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position. #weareBRG Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful. This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency. All communication with us is subject to the conditions outlined in our Privacy Notice.

Volunteer Support Worker

  • Leeds
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
Posted 12 days ago

Closing date: 31 August 2018 11:30 PM Volunteer Support Worker (Ref: FVY-181) Part-time, three-five days a week (training days included) West and South Yorkshire (with a significant amount of travel) Are you a compassionate and proactive individual looking for a highly rewarding challenge? Then look no further, as St Giles Trust is looking for a Volunteer Support Worker to work on our Footsteps project, an innovative support service for women within the Criminal Justice System and with a Mental Health or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). About St Giles Trust A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issues that might be holding them back and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release. A key part of the work we do is Footsteps, our specialist mental health service. This female-led initiative offers emotional and practical support to women with multiple and complex needs at every stage of their Criminal Justice System journey, giving them options and choices and the opportunity to turn their lives around. About this exciting Volunteer role Reporting to the Senior Worker, this role will see you provide a comprehensive and holistic support service to women and explore methods of case-working MH and ASD service users to reduce the risk of them reoffending. This will involve making pre-release visits, to prison where possible, to identify suitable service users and then produce tailored action plans. You will also deliver an outreach service that includes meeting service users at the prison gates or police custody, before providing vital support for issues such as housing, benefits and GP visits. Developing strong inter-agency relationships and maintaining accurate records of work are also key duties. To become a St Giles Trust volunteer, you will have: Experience of working with challenging and vulnerable people (specifically women) An understanding of the issues faced by females with wellbeing, Mental Health and ASD needs The ability to assess service users’ needs and provide tailored, client-led support A sound understanding of risk assessment and the housing options available to ex-offenders Impressive communication and interpersonal abilities Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation In return, you can expect a luncheon vouchers, travel expenses covered, mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, and much more. Due to the nature of the role, St Giles Trust is seeking only female applications for the role. For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Link to Apply’ button. The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions. The Council does not screen, endorse or affiliate with this company and accept no liability for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of your responding to this company’s recruitment advert. Any complaints relating to this company, its advertisement or recruitment processes must be directed to the organisation.

Volunteer Peer Coordinator

  • South Wimbledon
  • £30000 - £30000 Per Annum
  • Permanent
Posted 13 days ago

Volunteer Peer Coordinator: We are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Peer Coordinator on a full-time basis until August 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a large provider of supported housing for homeless and vulnerable people. This 3-year programme focuses on moving customers with complex needs through recovery and providing a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and motivated with the ability to communicate effectively with others. You will have experience in a similar role with knowledge of the issues homeless people face. You will provide supervisor for team members and oversee the management and development of the volunteers. You will assist with the setup of programmes including produce literature, building connections to maximise opportunities. Key Responsibilities: Manage targets and reporting effectively Recruit Volunteers and support/train them to work directly with customers Manage caseloads and monitor performance of all customers on the programme Promote the services Process application, manage database of customers and track outcomes About you: Experience of managing a volunteering programme Experience in delivering training/workshops and programmes Ability to supervise and motivate volunteers effectively Ideally experience in health sector/working with complex needs, however not essential Knowledge of safeguarding practices for both children and adults Please send your CV to Teagan Rice at Pin Point to apply or for more information. Please note: Application process consists of application form and interview

Volunteer Peer Coordinator

  • South Wimbledon
  • £30000 - £30000 Per Annum
  • Permanent
Posted 3 days ago

Volunteer Peer Coordinator: We are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Peer Coordinator on a full-time basis until August 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a large provider of supported housing for homeless and vulnerable people. This 3-year programme focuses on moving customers with complex needs through recovery and providing a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and motivated with the ability to communicate effectively with others. You will have experience in a similar role with knowledge of the issues homeless people face. You will provide supervisor for team members and oversee the management and development of the volunteers. You will assist with the setup of programmes including produce literature, building connections to maximise opportunities. Key Responsibilities: Manage targets and reporting effectively Recruit Volunteers and support/train them to work directly with customers Manage caseloads and monitor performance of all customers on the programme Promote the services Process application, manage database of customers and track outcomes About you: Experience of managing a volunteering programme Experience in delivering training/workshops and programmes Ability to supervise and motivate volunteers effectively Ideally experience in health sector/working with complex needs, however not essential Knowledge of safeguarding practices for both children and adults Please send your CV to Teagan Rice at Pin Point to apply or for more information. Please note: Application process consists of application form and interview

Volunteering with Autism Wessex

  • BH23 6BP
  • £0 per day
  • Temporary
Posted 11 days ago

Autism Wessex is looking for volunteers to help us out on Saturday the 25th of August for our 50th birthday party! Autism Wessex is a charity based in Dorset that works with and for autistic individuals, helping them achieve their full potential as well as a good quality of life. We started out in a garden shed in 1968 and since then have expanded our services to different counties in south-west England. In celebration of our achievements we have organised a fundraising event where we will host a wide range of activities. We need volunteers to help us on the day, including roles for marshalling cars, bag-drop, monitoring go karting and other games, set-up and packing up and much more. The event will be held outdoors, at Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BP. The venue is accessible via public transportation from Bournemouth, but driving might be the most convenient way to reach us. The day for volunteers will begin at 9am with an induction session and talk, and then will be open to our staff from 10:30 until 14:30. Lunch will be provided for all. From 14:30, the day will open up to the public until 17:30. We will also have a volunteer chill room for breaks and drinks, and volunteers will be rotated in their roles throughout the day. We are looking for pro-active, engaging and entertaining individuals who are willing to work with and for other people. The event is open to all ages so volunteers should be able and willing to assist different individuals. Please email your interest at #####@######.### or call us at ##### ######.

Community and Volunteer Development Officer

  • Sherwood Forest
  • Competitve
  • Permanent
Posted 14 days ago

At Sherwood Forest we aren't just about the incredible collection of ancient oak trees and budding wildlife, we want to engage people with the history and legend of Robin Hood too, and what better way than through an inspiring and creative community and volunteering strategy at the RSPB's newest nature reserve! If you've got the passion and drive to see volunteers become integral to our visitor offer, and see the local community become more engaged with nature, then this is the role for you. We are looking for someone with confidence and strong interpersonal skills to help us deliver our community and volunteer work on the ground at Sherwood. You will be integral to ensuring that volunteers are recruited and inducted to the highest standards, that volunteering is utilised effectively across the entire site, and that staff are trained and supported in managing their volunteers. You will also be required to seek out new volunteering and internship opportunities, to build strong links with the community, and ensure all those in the local area to Sherwood feel connected to the forest and our work. This role will require you to regularly work weekends and some evenings, so flexibility will be key. You will be provided with all necessary training for the RSPB and our new Sherwood Forest brand to fully equip you for the role. Closing date: 8 July 2018

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

  • Christchurch BH23 6BP
  • Volunteer role
  • Permanent
Posted 11 days ago

Autism Wessex are looking for a volunteer to help with the following roles: - Guide regular volunteers through enrolment process - Track volunteer hours - Contribute to volunteering newsletters and blogs - Recruit events volunteers and prepare briefs This position would support existing staff and allows you to focus on your personal areas of interests. This is a unique opportunity to provide more resource and impact to an area that could greatly effect our charity and improve our services. There is the option to work from home, this will be discussed in due course. We’d love to hear from you, if you’re interested in one of these opportunities please contact Xanthe on ##### ###### or at #####@######.###

Volunteer Peer Coordinator

  • Wimbledon, London
  • Up to £30000 per annum
  • Contract
Posted 11 days ago

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures. Position Available: Volunteer Peer Coordinator Wimbledon. with some travel to other areas in South London, £30kpa, fixed term contract until 31.08.2##### ######Role Purpose: Lead a team of peer advisors to deliver flexible services to participants with complex needs to improve their employability skills and to move into sustainable employment. Duties and Responsibilities Take overall responsibility for the allocated delivery of the team Provide day to day supervision, support and guidance to the Peer Advisors, allocating work appropriately and also carrying out direct work with participants Organise the promotion of the project and coordinate the recruitment and engagement of participants, according to profiles and equalities targets Ensure that each participant has a comprehensive initial assessment of employment and wider needs, obtaining existing assessment information where possible Work with participants to agree and regularly review an action plan which addresses their employment and wider barriers Support participants to carry out actions on their plan, delivering one to one and group motivational, advice, guidance and employment activities to this end. Allocate tasks to the Peer Advisors according to their ability and capacity Ensure activities fit with Matrix standards and carry out observations of sessions to promote high quality of delivery Liaise closely with the specialist partners to increase the support available to participants Develop excellent links with local stakeholders, to ensure sufficient referrals, achieve equalities targets, and identify wider local services that can provide support to participants. Work to ensure that interventions are joined up for individual participants Ensure that participants achieve targets and outcomes as profiled, putting into place any corrective action to address any shortfall Set up recording systems for participants as required and ensure that information on participants, activities and outcomes are accurate, timely and fit with requirements Provide monthly and quarterly data and narrative reports and support finance teams to produce accurate financial reports Develop close working relationship with the Project Manager and respond to and support requests for information or activity to be delivered Develop close working relationships with the Project Trainer Assessor, to ensure that the Peer Advisors gain the experience and skills needed for their qualifications. Address any difficulties through close supervision of the Peer advisors, utilising the support of the Trainer Assessor as required Manage day to day budget and expenses of the team and projects Support activities to obtain and act on participant feedback and help with project evaluations Experience required: Experience of managing a volunteering programme Experience of working in a health sector environment (desirable) Experience in working or delivering programmes using psychological or therapeutic frameworks (desirable) Experience of delivering supervision, coaching or mentoring Experience of working with complex needs (desirable) Experience in coproduction and developing programmes that respond to change and need Experience in delivering training, workshops to a range of staff and customers Knowledge of the issues facing homeless people Knowledge of mental health issues, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as referral pathways (desirable) Knowledge of volunteering frameworks and national standardsDetailed understanding of safeguarding practices for children and adults Knowledge of psychological and therapeutic approaches and frameworks How to apply: If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration. *Please note the above outlined experience is the minimum first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position. #weareBRG Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful. This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency. All communication with us is subject to the conditions outlined in our Privacy Notice.

Fundraising Volunteer

  • Christchurch BH23 6BP
  • Volunteer position
  • Permanent
Posted 11 days ago

Autism Wessex is looking for a volunteer to help out on 1-2 days a week (flexible to you) to cover the following roles: - Research grant opportunities - Follow and report on local activities by other charities and community groups - Help us keep up to date with basic admin and database entry This would be a loose a fluid position where you would have the opportunity to shape your own role and focus on your own interests. This position is great for anyone looking to build experience in fundraising and/or marketing. We’d love to hear from you, if you’re interested in one of these opportunities please contact Xanthe on ##### ###### or at #####@######.###

Events Volunteer

  • Christchurch BH23 6BP
  • Volunteer role
  • Permanent
Posted 11 days ago

Autism Wessex are looking for a volunteer to help with the following roles: - Assist in organising and preparing for events - Contact stall holders, source prizes - Come up with ideas for own events and lead teams of volunteers to make new events possible This is an opportunity to help decide the kind of events we run at Autism Wessex and how many we are able to support. It will enhance your skill-set and curriculum vitae experience. We’d love to hear from you, if you’re interested in one of these opportunities please contact Xanthe on ##### ###### or at #####@######.###

Youth & Family Support Volunteer -

  • East Riding
  • Competitve
  • Permanent
Posted 14 days ago

Reference: VOLT000001Description: Job Term: Voluntary Appointment Type: Volunteer Youth & Family Support have an exciting opportunity; we are looking to recruit enthusiastic and creative Youth and Family Support Volunteers. The successful candidates will support on a range of projects which includes; - Lollipop Group - This is our sexuality and gender identity support group for young people. - Teenlife Magazine - This is part of our early help offer, giving young people, carers and professional information around risky behaviour's - Supporting our practitioners with school group sessions and assemblies, on a wide range of risky behaviours and preventive initiatives - Missing young people - supporting our practitioners to complete a return home visit when a child has gone missing If you would like to discuss the post or meet the team please contact Jamie Lewis ##### ###### or email #####@######.### To apply for this vacancy please find link to download an Application Form, once complete please send to #####@######.### Closing date: 27th January 2019 Interview date: TBC Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification: Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 1.23 mb) Region: Location: VariousSalary: NAPackage:

Volunteer Care Worker / Play Worker

  • Leeds
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
Posted 3 days ago

Closing date: 15 August 2018 11:30 PM Volunteers are required to join us at our Weekend Play Scheme for children with disabilities, helping on a Saturday or Sunday at least twice per month. The playscheme is based in Headingley and the hours are 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. You will be supporting our staff team to provide care and play opportunities for children and young people who have a variety of disabilities and are aged between 5 and 18 years. Training will be given to help you in this role. Experience of working with disabled young people would be helpful, although the main thing we are looking for is enthusiasm and commitment, plus a strong desire to help our special client group. If are interested in volunteering with us you can find more information about our organisation and about the volunteering role from our website: ######.###/ If you then decide you might like to be a volunteer please e-mail us in order to discuss it further. Please note: Expenses of up to £10 are paid per 7.5 hour session. We are an equal opportunities organisation committed to safeguarding children and young people The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions. The Council does not screen, endorse or affiliate with this company and accept no liability for any loss or damage that may be caused as a result of your responding to this company’s recruitment advert. Any complaints relating to this company, its advertisement or recruitment processes must be directed to the organisation.

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