Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18602)

Position Categories: new, Voluntary, Yorkshire and Humber

Location: Scunthorpe

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 14 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18602CRJ

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a national, fast growing not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals with a wide range of care needs. We are committed to providing responsive, person centred care which promotes the independence, wellbeing and social inclusion of the people we support.
Community Housing Related Support (CHRS) is a large service operating across North Lincolnshire supporting people with tenancy related needs. We provide support and guidance with budgeting, daily living skills, housing issues, and health and wellbeing, all aimed at helping our clients manage a tenancy independently.
Befriending provides an invaluable service for people who are experiencing or are at risk of social isolation. We provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society, who often face insurmountable barriers to accessing the local community. As a befriender you will support our clients through offering one-to-one support at our Scotter House, out in the local community, or in client’s own homes with the aim of increasing their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. The role can be as simple as sitting with a service user for an hour, providing an opportunity for them to speak to someone outside of their paid support network.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and develop your own confidence. You will be supported by our Community Connections Manager, and the wider support team, with regular supervisions and access to relevant training courses delivered by our Investor’s in People silver award winning training department. We can also provide employment references.

We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.

Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.