Service delivery volunteer (East Sussex)
Victim Support (Sussex)
Have you got what it takes to help ensure victims and witnesses are given the support they need and the respect they deserve?
What will I be doing?
Contacting and meeting victims, either over the phone, at the victim’s home or another mutually agreed location and clearly explaining the role of Victim Support and empowering victims to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of crime.
Helping people explore how their experience of crime has affected their lives and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience by helping them to identify their individual needs and helping them to choose options they feel are right for them.
Identifying situations where we cannot directly meet the needs of the victim and working with the client and the manager to make appropriate referrals.
Liaising with staff to arrange practical help for victims (such as lock fitting).
Giving information about other agencies and their procedures.
What does the training involve?
Foundation - this is eLearning that will take an average of 20 hours to complete over a 2-week period that can be completed at home or at a our offices.
Multi-crime - this is a combination of 6 workbooks that can be completed at home or at our offices, and attendance at 2 workshops. This will take an average of 8 week to complete.
- Approachable and non-judgemental manner.
- Good listening and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to problem solve.
- Basic IT skills.
- Ability to volunteer within our values, policies and procedures.
- Full induction, one-to-one support for the role, and opportunities for excellent training and to develop new skills.
- All volunteers have free access to the Employee Access Programme which provides free, confidential assistance with any work, personal or family issue.
- Rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives.
- Learn about the work of criminal justice agencies.
- All volunteers have free access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities.
- Progress by specialising in supporting victims of specific crimes (such as domestic abuse or hate crime).
This opportunity is available to all applicants aged 18 and over.
This role requires references and internal safeguarding checks. Volunteers will be asked to provide all relevant documents for VS to carry out these checks.
All volunteers must have an active email address that they use regularly and be willing to engage in our electronic means of communication, keeping up-to-date with information on our intranet, maintaining personal details on our database, and engaging in two-way communication.
When do I need to be available?
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Where does this role take place?
- Supporting People and Befriending
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer
- This role is adaptable for different abilities