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Trinity House Community Resource Centre
Volunteer Expenses are available
Trinity House Community Resource Centre
Volunteer expenses available
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Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Penrith, Cumbria
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Job description

Looking at making a real difference in your local community? Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.

Skills & Experience

• Good listening and communication skills including written and spoken English

• Ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their family, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues

• Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address

• Ability to make enquires on behalf of clients by phone, email, letter or by filling in forms

• Willingness to use our on-line case management system (this is covered in the caseworker training course)

• Reliable attitude, contact clients promptly, keep appointments, update the branch regarding your availability

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely

• Access to public transport or a car to travel to appointments with clients

• Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)

•Happy to be DBS checked (this is paid for by the charity)


Why volunteer with SSAFA?

• Three-day training course for new caseworkers. Your trainer will guide your group of like-minded volunteers through everything you need to know to get started as a SSAFA caseworker all expenses paid

• Some short on-line training modules to complete at home and access to a range of e-learning courses

• Local induction and gatherings for caseworkers to meet and share ideas

• Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

• Support people in your community with a military background

• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others

• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews

• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!

Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.

If your studying to be a social worker, have a background in the miltary or just want to volunteer some time in your local community we want to hear from you. 
To apply please send the following details 

Contact Telephone number 
Email address
The details of 2 referees ( Name, Address, Email & Telephone number).

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Starting Address
Mode of transport
More about SSAFA

SSAFA is the Uk's oldest national tri-service military charity.

In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ens... Read more

Posted on: 27 August 2019
Closing date: 27 September 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker

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