Independent Advocacy is about helping others to have their voice heard on issues important to them. Independent Advocates help people to articulate what they need and support them to get it or help represent their interests to others.
We are looking for positive, self-motivated people who respect and value people as individuals.
We want to recruit volunteers who are motivated to help support people who aged 50 or over to obtain their health and social care rights. With your support we can continue to grow this service, and help meet the growing need for help for this group.
In return you will receive training and gain experience with a local charity as well as using and developing your advocacy skills.
You would train and work at Citizens Advice Darlington, Bennet House, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5PT.
It is an immediate start and time commitment will be agreed with your line manager but we are ideally looking for a commitment of a minimum of 10 hours per week volunteering during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm), though you might benefit from committing more hours during the training.
An understand or experience of health and social care services would be an advantage. Training will be provided.
We will meet with selected applicants to discuss the role further and take up two references. You will have an initial induction when you commence this volunteer role.
You will be expected to follow an initial training programme which will be supplemented by ongoing training and support once you are seeing clients. You will also be expected to attend regular supervision sessions with the worker coordinating the scheme which will allow you to discuss your development and training needs.
For more information you can contact Mike Robinson –
Telephone: 01325 266888 ext 141