Romanian Interpreter / Translator

  • VO82546


Description

Interpret during member and staff appointments so the members receive the fullest support
• Interpret during phone calls between staff and members to clarify advice given, appointment dates and times
• Translate key advice documents that explain basic housing options, benefits, immigration and other services that can help
• Potentially accompany staff and members on external meetings including to the Job Centre, council / local authority, night shelter or hostel interviews

Organisation aims and objectives

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. We work with ‘members’ (people who access our services) in locations around the city of Edinburgh. Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives. As well as delivering services, we are determined campaigners, working to prevent people from becoming homeless and advocating solutions informed by research and our direct experience.

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Ideally 3+ hours a week for 2+ months

Restrictions

Experience required: • A minimum Level 2 (C1 or Upper Intermediate) or equivalent in all skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) in English and Romanian • Ability to comprehend and convert with ease from one language into another • Interpersonal communication skills • Good time-keeping
Travel details: At Crisis office Crichton House, Crichton's close, EH8 8DT and at partner organisations throughout Edinburgh
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: As petty cash from office/supporting staff member or can be claimed monthly as expenses with a form and paid into a bank account.
Training details: 2 hour general induction into the work of Crisis, access to Crisis CDP training includingthings like Menatl health first aid, having difficult conversations, assertiveness...
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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