Volunteer role: Community Links Champion

Service:                     Community Links Champion

Base:                          Various locations

Job Title:                    Community Links Champion

Reports to:                 Key worker – Community Links

Working Hours:         Variable – to be agreed prior to start

DBS required:             Yes

Expenses:                     Out of Pocket expenses reimbursed

Role Purpose:

To support people in Blackburn with Darwen to access new activities, groups or support services in their area to help improve health and wellbeing.

As a community Links Champion, you will provide tailored individualized support to people to motivate them, build confidence, esteem and encourage people to identify their skills and set goals.

Requirements:

As a Community Links Champion, you will need to have the ability to communicate with a range of people, be reliable, consistent and dependable.

You will be able to work independently in a non-judgmental and respectful way.

Role Outline:

  • Support people referred from GPs and other agencies to find activities, groups or support services
  • Be up to date on what activities are available in the area,
  • Run drop in services in GP surgeries, community centres, other venues
  • To keep accurate records and client info, collate case studies and feedback and submit this to project officer.
  • To take part in regular supervision with the project officer
  • To attend necessary and relevant training in accordance with the role
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties with regards to the project after consultation with the project co-ordinator

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