We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated person to join our team as Volunteer Support Officer.
The ideal candidate will have the necessary skills and experience to support, recruit, and train volunteers, and to ensure that the service delivered meets the required quality assurance standards.
You must also be able to work under pressure and use your initiative as well as working as part of a larger advice team.
You will have excellent organisation, communication and IT skills and be willing to develop the service to meet growing consumer technological needs.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The post will involve two/three rota shifts per week.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care or extensive, evidenced experience in social care and be willing to work towards this qualification. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.