Disability Energy Champion for Caudwell Children

Role Type: Regular
Based: UK wide
Categories: Disability / Mental Health, Supporting people
Does this opportunity include close supervision / mentoring?: Yes
Does this opportunity require independent working?: Yes
Is this opportunity suitable for someone looking to participate / first-time volunteer?: Yes

What would I be doing?

Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project- a funded project across several UK cities, supporting the parents/carers of disabled children in their own home, to provide the family with support that they need and help families address energy efficiency and affordability.

This role will be based from home providing remote support. You will need an internet connection and be IT literate.

Responsibilities will include:
· Providing practical and emotional support to families face to face on a weekly basis via Zoom
(this will eventually move to home visits)
· Learning to understand the specific needs of families with disabled children
· Assisting the charity to expand its reach to families with disabled children in the UK.
· Delivering essential services to help ensure homes are warm and efficiently heated
· Assisting in conducting personalised home surveys and providing a combination of information and support to understand energy bills, energy improvements and reduce energy costs

What skills do I need?

· Professional individual
· Empathetic with the ability to liaise with families in need
· Excellent telephone manner and clear communication skills
· Ability to provide advice to families in a professional and objective manner
· Trustworthy and reliable
· Access to a vehicle desirable but not required

About Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children is a national charity based in Staffordshire. Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. The charity’s management and running costs are covered by a kind benefactor so all donations go directly to children and families we help.

Recruitment and training details:

Suggested commitment of 6-12 months – full training and support provided. Training typically takes around 5-6 weeks as training sessions are currently provided via Zoom.

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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