1-to-1 Supporter

Addaction

Name: 1-to-1 Supporter
Organisation: Addaction
Location: 35 Boulevard, Weston super Mare, BS23 1PE
Type: Part Time
Volunteering begins with a short training programme. Hours are flexible, but we do recommend a minimum commitment of three hours or more on a regular basis in order that you get the most from the opportunity. Please discuss your availability with us.

Description

Are you interested in supporting clients in recovery on a 1-to-1 basis?
Could you be the person who helps a client attend Addaction groups, social groups in the community and external appointments?
If so, we would love to hear from you.

Main tasks and responsibilities include:
Supporting clients to attend Addaction groups and engage with the activities at our main premises
Supporting clients to attend and engage with other social groups as part of their treatment or recovery
Supporting clients to attend external appointments for treatments or as part of their recovery

Addaction supports people to change their behaviour to become the very best they can be. People come to us for support with a variety of issues which could include drug or substance use, alcohol use or worries about their mental health. Addaction will support them though making lasting changes in their lives.

Addaction are one of the UK's leading and largest drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities.

You will be helping Addaction to help people improve their lives in ways they never thought possible. Training and supervision is provided.

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Organisation Description

Addaction support people in North Somerset with a drug or alcohol issues, as well as their families and carers.
We Provide a range of confidential & non-judgmental services including:
Professional treatment for alcohol issues
Programmes for all drugs including over the counter & prescription medication issues
Community detox and prescribing services for opiate dependence
BBV testing and vaccinations

Specialist programs for Women, Community Detox, Family and Concerned Others, Veterans and Peer-led Groups.

Smoking cessation help for existing service users
Courses to improve life skills, education & readiness of employment
Practical help with issues such as signposting people re housing
Peer support groups and volunteering opportunities









When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Drugs and Addictions
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices
  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Prisoners and Ex-Offenders
  • Women's Groups

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Community Work
  • Entertainment
  • General and Helping
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Your personal qualities should include:
Open minded
Non-judgmental
Compassionate
Determined
Professional
Good Listener

Volunteers of all ages (18+) and backgrounds are welcome and are valued as much for their life experiences as for the qualifications they may hold.
We welcome those who may have come through treatment themselves and could use their personal experience for the benefit of others.
If applicable, applicants must be six months out of treatment and substance free.


Benefits

A placement where you will gain skills, experience and knowledge
A comprehensive training programme
Opportunity to take a range of qualifications
Supervision, regular reviews and on-going support
All placements bring you into contact with issues surrounding substance misuse


Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview