Support worker for a charity supporting transgender and questioning people

CHRYSALIS SUPPORT VOLUNTEER ROLE

Chrysalis are a charity supporting transgender and questioning people, their families and close friends. Chrysalis runs support groups for Trans and questioning members, group support for parents and partners, where one to one counselling is provided. Chrysalis is a Training provider and provide a range of training courses to help organisations with Transgender issues and awareness.

A Chrysalis Support Volunteer should be empathic and be willing to gain an understanding of Transgender issues. Listening skills are an advantage but empathy and positive regard are the most important qualities. They need to be able to talk to and support our very vulnerable beneficiaries. The ideal volunteer should embrace all equality and diversity ethos and be able to embrace the principles of Chrysalis. Good communication skills are an essential element to this role. A support person should have the ability to listen to and enable all Chrysalis beneficiaries to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.

Time Commitment The Support Volunteer will need to commit typically 1-2 evenings a month to attend the Group Meetings. Attend regular supervision. Attend initial and ongoing training. 

Skills

Support Workers Responsibilities

1) Ensuring the structure of the meetings stay within Chrysalis Guidelines 2) Meeting and Greeting new Beneficiaries and welcoming them into the group 3) Keeping the beneficiary progress paperwork up to date. 4) Helping in an emergency. If necessary call the emergency services. 5) Informing the Facilitator of any hazards and reporting any accidents. 6) Communicate with your supervisor and arrange supervision Training and Support 1) To attend a basic inductions and training programme prior to the start of volunteering. 2) Ongoing support from the Volunteer Co-ordinator. 3) Regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines 4) Regular group meetings with other volunteers. 5) Ongoing training opportunities. 6) Social events with other volunteers, including AGM


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18 years
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/10/2020

End Date: 28/10/2021

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Availability Details

Time Commitment The Support Volunteer will need to commit typically 1-2 evenings a month to attend the Group Meetings. Attend regular supervision. Attend initial and ongoing training.

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