Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead
N/A
Voluntary
Job description


 About Browns Community Services

Browns Community Services is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) that provides support and advice to socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people aged 18 and over with complex and multiple needs. We work in various locations across South East England.

Our service has individuals at its heart. We work with service users 1:1 to identify their specific needs and set achievable goals. We then provide service users with tailored, holistic and flexible support, empowering them and providing the tools, techniques and self-confidence necessary for increased independence and improved well-being.

Homeless Support Volunteer

Our Intensive Support Service is working in conjunction with The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council to support clients in a small first stage homeless resettlement unit based in Maidenhead.

This role entails supporting eight men in a resettlement unit, that will provide specialist support to clients with multiple disadvantages and a variety of support needs including substance use, mental health difficulties, rough sleeping, criminal justice contact and self-care issues. The service aims to deliver a high quality accommodation-based support service. During their stay, residents are supported by an Intensive Support Worker to address their needs and work towards independence.

We are looking for passionate, committed and insightful volunteers. You will have a passion for working with clients with complex needs, as well as a dynamic and solution-oriented approach to supporting vulnerable people make positive changes in their lives.

We are seeking volunteers from mid-December – March. The resettlement unit will be open seven days a week, and we are seeking volunteers across the following patterns:

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 1pm
Monday – Friday 4.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday – Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm

 

Health & Safety
Browns Community Services is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its
employees and volunteers. It will, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish procedures and
systems necessary to implement this commitment and to comply with its statutory obligations
on health and safety. It is the responsibility of each employee to familiarise themselves and
comply with the organisation’s procedures and systems on health and safety. Primary
responsibilities are:
• To report all Health & Safety occurrences including potential hazards to line manager
• To comply with Browns Community Services Health & Safety Policy and Regulations
• To adhere to the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures.
• To adhere to the Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy & Procedure.
• To report any safeguarding incidents or concerns immediately to your Designated
Safeguarding Officer or Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer.
• To complete any Safeguarding Awareness training as required by Browns Community
Services CIC
• If required for your post, undertake an enhanced DBS check and maintain annual
membership through the update service.

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Travel expenses will be paid.

 

 

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Browns Community Services CIC

Browns Community Services is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) that provides support and advice to socially excluded, disadvantaged... Read more

Posted on: 09 December 2019
Closed date: 08 March 2020
Job ref: Homeless Support Volunteer
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker

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