Volunteer Handyperson

  • VO92227


Description

Glasgow Sole is a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities that live in their own home.

Purpose Of The Role
The goal of this volunteer role is to support young people to identify and perform DIY tasks at their tenancies such as hanging TV’s on brackets, hanging pictures, light garden duties, painting external Summer houses and garden furniture. This practical support makes a big difference to those we support, giving them a sense of pride in their own home and access to their garden areas.

Main Tasks Include
• Supporting people with DIY tasks they wish to undertake at their tenancies
• To ensure own safety and safety of people while performing DIY
• To communicate with people in a positive, non-judgmental manner
• To understand and maintain boundaries
• To ensure all tasks are undertaken in line with Quarriers’ confidentiality policy

Disabled Access
All of our services have disabled access

Selection Procedure
Application form, meeting, references and disclosure

Organisation aims and objectives

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.

Frequency and commitment details

To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least six months. However, it is ultimately up to the volunteer for how long they would like to volunteer with the service. A few hours each week if possible.

Restrictions

Experience required: • A desire to work with people • Ability to assess and undertake DIY tasks safely • Understanding and commitment to working in a way that recognises values and diversity • Effective communication skills and non-judgemental approach
Travel details: Parking available at all our services
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All agreed travel and food expenses will be reimbursed
Training details: All relevant training will be provided, you will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development. Support will be readily available through a named member of staff.

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