Support Group Volunteer (Berwickshire)

  • VO88544


Description

You would be part of a small, friendly team helping to enrich the lives of our service users, by giving them an event to look forward to and a chance to get out and chat in a safe environment with like-minded people.

To help run a monthly support group for adults who have an acquired brain injury. You will be supported to do this and accompanied by one of our Rehab Workers for the first few meetings until you feel comfortable. This is an informal and fun group of about 10 – 15 people who all get on and have a laugh together.

The role involves supporting adults with an acquired brain injury to have an enjoyable lunch together in the community. This includes chatting to service users and helping them to socialise. In time, this may also involve some art and crafts/other group activities. The lunch venue and tables will be organised and booked by our administrator so you are only required to attend on the day and have fun.

The role may also involve giving some advice and reassurance about sensitive matters but any specific 1-1 support will be passed on to their rehab worker at BBIS. Following the group, any concerns/issues should be passed onto BBIS staff and a register taken of those who have attended.

Organisation aims and objectives

To assist in the rehabilitation of those suffering from Brain Injuries across the length and breadth of the Scottish Borders. We aim to inform, advice and support to enable Service Users to rebuild their lives, be independent and integrate back into society. Most of our work is carried out on a 1-1 basis but we also offer support groups across the Scottish Borders.

Availability

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2/3 hours per month.

Restrictions

Driver preferable due to location.
Experience required: Experience working with disabled and vulnerable people is desirable but not essential. There is no personal care involved. The person should have good social skills and be approachable and friendly. Must understand and respect confidentiality and hold responsibility for to passing on relevant information to Borders Brain Injury staff if needed. A PVG will be carried out by BBIS.
Travel details: Eyemouth, Scottish Borders.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: You would be accompanied by a Rehab Worker for the first few meetings until you feel comfortable.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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