Community Navigation helps people connect with groups, activities and support in the community. We support people to develop a social or support network, to access hard-to-find help, or to get out more and join a local group. What we do is called ‘social prescribing’, or ‘link working.’
Volunteer Community Navigators listen to people, discuss options, and support them to identify and access what is right for them. This involves supporting people one to one, typically over a period of two to three months. It involves learning lots about what is happening in the community and helping people make positive changes in their lives. Community Navigators will often help between six and twelve people every month. They are based in GP surgeries or in other community venues and support people by face to face and telephone contact.
For example, a Volunteer Community Navigator may one week be helping someone to join an ‘Art and Chat’ drop-in, help someone else link with specialist advice about disability benefits, and discuss options with another person about community mental health support.
Here is a video that shares stories from our clients, volunteers and staff:
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Our volunteers have access to specialist social prescribing training as well as Brighton and Hove City Council training. They are part of a friendly, supportive and committed team. All Community Navigators receive out of pocket expenses and receive a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
Community Navigators have an initial training period of six to eight weeks, and begin to offer support to clients generally after around four weeks.
You will be supported by the Community Navigation Coordinators at Impetus.
Find our more and how to apply
Our next application deadline is Monday 21st October 2019, by 5pm, though we welcome enquiries about the role any time.
The next step after sending the application is to meet with us for an informal interview. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the role and for us to learn more about your skills and interests. The next interviews are in October 2019.
We are always happy to have a chat if you are interested and would like to talk about the role before sending in an application, or if you would like to talk to another volunteer in the team. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from adults of all ages, backgrounds and from under-represented groups.
For an informal chat about the role, or to apply, please download the full application pack below or call us on 01273 229385 / email email@example.com
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