Vacancies

Volunteer Support Worker

We are keen to develop our activities and reach a greater number of people. However to do this..

Whether you are a student looking to live independently at University, an individual wanting live in home support or an organisation looking for flexible support across projects, our part-time volunteering programme.

WHY VOLUNTEER PART TIME?

  • Need skills and experience?
  • Want a CV that stands out from the crowd?
  • Looking for a gap year with a difference?
  • Want to do something that makes a difference to people’s lives?

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

No previous experience or specific qualifications are required

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE?

Our volunteers receive:

  • Subsistence to cover food
  • Travel expenses up to maximum of £12.00
  • Support and relevant training
  • Reference

Vision Housing is a charity that provides accommodation and support via the private rented sector for ex-offenders and disadvantage groups to prevent the risk of re-offending and successful reintegration within communities.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Resettlement Worker with good knowledge and experience of working with ex-offenders, disadvantage groups such as the street homeless, mental health, substance misuses, domestic violence, housing legislation, welfare benefits and managing a team.

Main duties:

To undertake comprehensive needs and risk assessments, developing outcomes focused support plans.

To find service users good quality accommodation and support their reintegration back into the community.

Enable long term tenancy sustainment and encourage service users to take responsibility for forward planning through positive engagement with partnering organisations in budgeting, literacy/numeracy, employability, life skills and social/leisure activities and specialist support services.

Meeting the organisations quality framework standards in service delivery.

This will be achieved primarily by undertaking supervisory activities of Resettlement Workers and Volunteers, managing caseloads, report writing, support planning, ensuring team and individual objectives are met. Satisfying the customer’s targets and requirements.

Developing, maintain and co-ordinating effective working relationships representing the organisations at conferences, seminars and meetings.

The post holder is required to deal confidently and positively with a wide range of tasks and resolve issues appropriately, be an effective team player with the ability to undertake additional duties and responsibility to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

Qualifications Required

Good basic level of education

NVQ Level 3 – Information Advice and Guidance

Desirable

NVQ Level 3 – Health & Social Care

Experience

2-3 years experience in a similar role

Closing date: July 14th 2017

How to apply: Please email CV with cover letter to info@visionhousing.org.uk or contact us on 0207 099 6727