Drug & Alcohol Advocacy Service Volunteer  with CCP (Ref: 328)
 
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Empower clients with Substance Misuse to make their own decisions and represent themselves. Inform service users of their options to change their lives for the better. Gather and present information to enable the client to take charge. Influence the services that can help and ensure that service users feels involved. Equip clients with the tools to know their own rights, and become determined and independent individuals. Produce unique reports about each satisfying stage of the process.

The key aspect of this role is that the overall aim of Advocacy is to equip service users with the tools to own the process, from the knowledge to make their own decisions to representing themselves.
What are they looking for?

The following skills are essential requirements:

Person Centred approach
Effective listening and communication skills for professionals as well as for clients who may have complex needs and come from diverse backgrounds.
Good recording and reporting skills, both verbal and written

It's brilliant if you have these skills as well:

Basic advocacy awareness and human rights (UK 1998)
Basic knowledge of social services, support and care networks including substance misuse treatment programmes
Research skills
Basic IT skills
Car Driver

Practical

The minimum number of hours that you must be able to commit to is 3, however they can accommodate your availability up to and including full time hours. You must be available to put in at least 1 day, however more is preferred (up to 5 days a week). The role takes place at Drop-in Centres in Coleford, Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester, and also involves visiting clients in their homes. Core training and training specific to Advocacy will be provided. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Gloucestershire

About CCP
 
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CCP (County Community Projects) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.

CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.

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