Volunteer Support Worker

  • VO84462


Description

As a volunteer you will become a valuable member of the team delivering support through encouragement, empowerment. You will promote positive working relationships with people that experience suicidal thoughts or mental health difficulties. As a volunteer you will receive training in how to speak about thoughts a feelings associated to suicide without embarrassment or shame to the individual. You will be part of a service that is creating network links by working in partnership with other organisations. As a volunteer you will be given the opportunity to develop new skills and improve your knowledge, and by working with other agencies and organisations you will be part a multi-agency strategy that is committed to strengthening network links and challenging future economic and social changes. As a volunteer you will use technology to engage with people in innovative ways to ensure that we reach all current and future service users. By providing support to people experiencing mental health problems, you will be recognising diversity and the need for people, local communities and groups to respect the ways in which needs are addressed across the local areas. We encourage all staff and volunteers to strengthen their skills and knowledge and be open to new opportunities and challenges, to enable us to uphold the needs of the service.

Organisation aims and objectives

SLO is a community based organisation working to provide a support within Kinross and surrounding areas. We specialise in empowering those experiencing suicidal thoughts or struggling with aspects of their life to take back control. We recognise that volunteers are valuable team members that enriches community growth and development. Our staff & volunteers adopt a person-centred approach in making voluntary and community action effective. Volunteers are given the opportunity to maximise their abilities and skills, through helping our service users in a meaningful way.

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Restrictions

Experience required: A willingness to learn and work as part of a team. Understand confidentiality and have the ability to be discreet is essential. The ability to follow instructions and work to own initiative while delivering a high degree of professionalism. Being respectful & diligent and have good time management. Have a friendly manner and be empathetic to the needs of others. Have a good telephone manner. Some IT experience would be desirable but not essential.
Travel details: Kinross & Surrounding Areas. All expenses will be re-imbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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