Well-being Outreach Assistant

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Description

Over the past few years, Health and Social Care has become a focus locally and nationally. Simply put, health and social care is about bringing care in to the community, to enable people to live longer, healthy lives from their home. CTSI’s Integration Engagement Officer works at the heart of this agenda.

The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership, in collaboration with CTSI, are looking for volunteers to assist with a fortnightly well-being outreach session, on Thursday's from 10am until 12pm. The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership envision and work towards enabling people across the two local authorities to live full and positive lives within supportive communities. Set up in 2011, CTSI exists to enable the development of the Third Sector in Clackmannanshire, to meet the needs of the community and to support the Third Sector have their voice heard in Community Planning and other partnerships.

This role will involve a minimum of a commitment once a month, to oversee a drop in well-being outreach session at The Speirs Centre. The session currently runs each fortnight, and is there to provide information, resources, and signposting for local mental health, and well-being services. As a well-being outreach assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • setting up the room with relevant information materials (provided for you)
  • being on hand during the two hour session to welcome people to the drop in, and speak with them if they would like to allow you to direct them to the correct resource/signpost them to a local service
  • keep a record of the numbers of attendees to the drop in, and the sorts of information/services they were looking for
  • keep track of how many materials are taken away so CTSI can re-order as necessary
  • pass on any follow ups/1:1 appointments required to CTSI's Integration and Engagement Officer

The beauty of this role is that you can get involved as much or as little as you would like – some volunteers may choose to help at one session a month, whilst others feel they can commit to fortnightly. We aim to have two people covering each session.

To carry out this role, you need to have a passion for health and well-being. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, and be able to work effectively with lots of different people. A non-judgemental attitude is vital. The role will undertake a person-centred, rights-centred approach (training will be provided) and so this needs to be adhered to. A good knowledge of the area, and services would be helpful, but not mandatory as all the information will be provided, and training provided.

Restrictions

18 and over. There will be elements of lone working for this role and so we would prefer volunteers to be at least 18. Subject to PVG.
Experience required: To carry out this role, you need to have a passion for health and wellbeing. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, and be able to work effectively with lots of different people. A non-judgemental attitude is vital. The role will undertake a person-centred, rights-centred approach (training will be provided) and so this needs to be adhered to. You need to be willing to undertake relevant training (Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid)
Travel details: Expenses will be covered - 45p per mile, or full public transport costs when receipts are shown
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Paid weekly from petty cash
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training will be provided, including an introduction to the IT and software you will be using. Our IT and Employability Officer will cover topics such as: benefits advice, listening skills, signposting to local services, confidentiality and information literacy.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 14 days ago