Nightstop Host

  • VO80579


Description

To provide safe overnight accommodation and support for a young person using the scheme including a meal and washing facilities.
To support young people to feel relaxed and comfortable in the accommodation.
To introduce a young person to the household and make them aware of essential routines and act upon any relevant information.
To operate creative methods of assisting young people to articulate their needs.
To ensure a safe, secure and respectful environment within the scheme.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Rock Trust is a charity that works in Edinburgh and West Lothian with homeless and socially excluded young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The Trust’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the personal, social and practical skills, as well as the sense of self worth necessary for independent adult life. We do this by providing supported accommodation in a mixture of shared and single flats, including specific provision for young mothers and babies, move on support to those moving to their own home. Our Compass Project also offer supports to young people to develop the social coping skills to avoid isolation, along with opportunities for befriending and mentoring support and supported volunteering opportunities across the Lothians.

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At least 8 evenings per month. A young person can be hosted from one night at a time up to one weeks continuous stay.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers must have the ability/willingness to learn new skills. They must be professional in attitude, behaviour and practice and adhere to our Equal Opportunities policy. Communicating effectively with young people and colleagues is essential.
Travel details: This opportunity happens in the volunteer’s home.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Nightstop Hosts will receive expenses covering food and other costs associated with hosting young people. Host will receive £15 expenses per Hosted Night.
Training details: Training is not certified and the Nightstop Hosts are expected to attend the next available set of training before they can begin the role. Induction will take place either prior to or at the beginning of the role. A start date can be negotiated.

Last updated 9 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.