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Hestia - Community Support Assistant

Details of the Charity:

At Hestia, we support adults and children across London in times of crisis. Last year we worked with more than 9,000 people, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experience domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support and enable people at the moment of crisis.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

We are lookin for a volunteer who is passionate about helping people in your community. Volunteers will work with patients recently discharged ensuring they have access to provisions and support that is needed to maintain their health and well-being.

  • Support the service user in developing their social network, and empower them in building confidence and self-esteem
  • Providing support to people when leaving hospital and helping them get settled in when back at home
  • Work alongside other agencies supporting the individual if required
  • Helping support service users in accessing relevant benefits if necessary
  • Carrying out wellbeing checks
  • Carry out admin tasks to support the service 

Skills Required:

  • An abillity to establish and maintain professional boundaries 
  • An excellent team player 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skils, being able to emphatise with service users
  • A willingness to complete visit report forms as and when required
  • Be confident with very basic IT (emails) including use of mobile phones
  • We very much welcome multi lingual and diverse backgrounds as well as those without this

Additional Benefits:

  • Help adults and children in crisis
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Give back and do something rewarding
  • Reimbursed travel and up to £5 per day for lunch
  • Have fun
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?