Community Support Services Volunteer - Moray

  • VO89981
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Join our amazing team of Community Support Volunteers, who support people who have had one of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or group setting in person, virtually or via telephone.

We also have opportunities for volunteers to become Walk Leaders, to safely lead community health walks either in a 1:1 or group setting, while effectively supporting people living with and at high risk of our conditions.

The service can be delivered to provide person-centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support an individual to achieve a specific goal.

To undertake your role, you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) schemes in Scotland (PVG).

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.

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Frequency and commitment details

Groups is held weekly online. There are 2 groups on a Wednesday 11-12pm and 1-2pm. Please advise which group you would like to join.

Restrictions

Must have access to tablet, laptop or phone to access online groups.
Experience required: • Caring and considerate • Patient • Non-judgemental • Desire to support people • Good communication skills • Reliable • Understanding of confidentiality
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We offer taster sessions to give you an idea of what happens at our groups.
Training details: CHSS will provide a training package to support you in your role which will include: • An Introduction to Stroke • Supported Communication • Your Volunteer Role and Responsibilities • Dealing with Endings • Emergency First Aid at Work • Assisting with Mobility

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