Volunteer - Recovery Support (Vol 02/19)

Volunteer - Recovery Support (Vol 02/19)

Title Volunteer - Recovery Support (Vol 02/19)
Date listed 1st of April, 2019
Closing date 30th of June, 2019
Description The Darlington Recovery and Wellbeing Service offer support for people to choose recovery as a way out of dependency. Supporting people through a co-ordinated package of care.

Role Purpose - Tasks and Activities
• Help facilitate group work where appropriate.
• Develop resources e.g. posters, advertising activities.
• Meet and greet members.
• Support members to complete paperwork, e.g. benefit forms.
• Establish therapeutic relationships with members.
• Refer and signpost to specialist agencies.
• Promote equal opportunities and advocate for members when required.
• Learn from others and share own skills/experience.
• Take part in case management.
• Provide basic information about substance misuse to members and those who may support members.
• Accurate record keeping.
• Contributing to team meetings and team learning.
• Support members who may be experiencing difficulties, may be homeless or have other associated health problems.
• Assist members in accessing education/training, accommodation, benefits etc.
• Promote social inclusion and reintegration into community.
• Carry out the role in a non-discriminatory way.
• To attend and encourage other members to attend recovery meetings.

Specific Qualities Needed
• Reliability and punctuality.
• Respect for the rights of those people you are in contact with.
• Ability to negotiate and undertake a manageable workload and reasonable time commitment within your capacity.
• Ability to ask for support when and where it is needed.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Willingness to undertake relevant training.
• Open to change and able to request support to deal with change if necessary.

A standard DBS will be required for this post.
Location Darlington
Salary n/a
Hours of work Min 3 hr per week


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