Assertive Outreach Volunteer

The Assertive Outreach Volunteer will support staff to help re-engage clients who are at risk of disengaging from the service or who have dropped out of treatment.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

- Liaise and communicate with staff regarding service users disengaging from treatment.
- To attempt telephone contact with service users to enquire if they would like to continue with their treatment programme.
- To ensure that the outcome of outreach home visits is completed with a worker and recorded on service user records.
- Ensure that all aspects of confidentiality and consent to share information are adhered to.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

- Understanding of drug and alcohol issues.
- To have the motivational skills to re-engage service users who may be ambivalent about treatment.
- To be able to identify ways to remove barriers and find solutions to help engage service users.
- Ability to communicate clearly end effectively with service users and team members.

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Health and safety, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Indoor, Long term commitment, Outdoor, People seeking work, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, IT, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Change, Grow, Live
Organisation Profile: We are a charity that supports people to change their lives for the better.