Boost Project Vacancy
May 22, 2010 by Webmaster
Trainee Community Advisor Role Description
It is recognised that people coming to Leicester from Europe and non European countries often experience difficulties in approaching and accessing services, and need support from trusted people.
BOOST aims to provide a unique opportunity for people within new communities to offer advice to individuals from their own communities, providing information and guidance aimed at breaking down barriers.
We are asking that the trainees take part in training for a minimum of 9 hours per week delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, to benefit from this programme, plus allow extra time to pass on information to members of the community. For this the trainee will be given a training allowance for the duration of the programme. The programme will run from 21 June 2010 to 3 November 2010.
The trainee will provide information to community groups and individuals on services in Leicester including information to:
- Improve understanding of peoples ‘Rights & Responsibilities’.
- Have an understanding of the services and how they operate.
- Signpost individuals from new communities to the appropriate service at the right time.
- Advise individuals on the best way to access services.
- Meet organisations within the voluntary and public sector to increase their awareness of the needs of migrants and new communities.
The trainee will also evaluate their development and learning and record information shared within the community and feedback on any outcomes as a result. They will be able to liaise with the project coordinator on any issues of concern. The trainees also have the opportunity to enrol on a NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Developing Information, Advice or Guidance course, which will be funded by the project and offered opportunities to improve their chances of gaining employment.