Volunteer Health Advocate

supporting our clients to use their voice
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About this role

Brief description of what you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Volunteer Health Advocate support our trained advocates to help people who find it difficult to find and understand information, speak up and get their voice heard when important decisions are being made about their future. Advocates help to empower people so that they have a say and role in shaping their own lives.

Role Description

 As a Volunteer Health Advocates you will support clients on a wide range of complex issues. Use your professional and life experience and skills to empower our clients so they can make the best decisions regarding their health.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work 1 – 1 or in small groups offering low level advocacy support as agreed with the management team.
  • Listen to the concerns and issues of our clients
  • Attend local meetings to provide information about advocacy support and our services
  • Provide information about choices and options in the most appropriate format for the
    client to consider
  • Only act once client consent is obtained
  • Support the clients if they wish to communicate with professionals
  • Communicate appropriately with professionals when discussing clients’ concerns
  • Produce accurate and relevant written records about individual advocacy support given to service users and share this with management for approval
  • Attend regular support and supervision sessions.
  • To comply with ACAPs Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and Guidelines.

Qualifications and training required

  • There are no set qualifications required for this position as all training will be organised. Any qualifications that you do have in this field would be very much welcomed. 

Key Skills / What we are looking for

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about helping people
  • Knowledge of local health priorities
  • Good people skills
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Commitment to the role

Please note there is a complete pre-screening process for this role (application, interview, references, DBS check etc) and a comprehensive training programme you must attend (including safeguarding training) before starting in this role.

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Volunteer Benefits

Give Something Back

Feel satisfied that you are helping the next generation to succeed in life. Give back and feel great about it.

Be Part of a Team

Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a friendly team and meeting new people.

Learn New Skills

Develop your core skills by taking part in activities designed to strengthen them. Learn new skills too.

Access to Training

Get access to training to develop your skills and expand your knowledge. This will add to your CV.

Be Part of the Community

Overcome the sense of detatchment and become an integral member of the community.

Expenses Reimbursed

Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.

Join Us

Interested? Click to apply now or contact us to setup an interview

Click apply now and fill out the basic application form. Someone from the team will get back to you to arrange an interview. You can call us on 01274 720254 stating which volunteering role you are interested in and we will take it from there.

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