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Description

As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Walled Garden is part PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. Our service provides meaningful activities for clients experiencing a range of mental health issues and going through a recovery process within a work based environment. These activities include our Café, Garden, Creative Arts and Healthy life styles. Volunteers are an essential support for all these activities, helping clients in developing their skills and self-confidence by sharing their skills and experience.

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Restrictions

Experience required: No previous experience is needed as we offer full induction and ongoing support. You should speak both fluent Polish and English and have very good listening and communication skills. Having an interest in mental health and wellbeing is also vital. You will be a supportive person and understand the recovery approach.
Travel details: The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road, Perth PH2 7BH
Minimum age: 18

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Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago