Community Connector Support Volunteer

  • VO80038


Description

Community Connectors support people affected by social isolation and loneliness to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. This involves: being aware of and keeping up to date with local community services appropriate to service users with support from manager; supporting lonely and socially isolated service users to build confidence, self-esteem and to regain independence; carry out tasks independently and as an effective team member; listening to people's needs, aspirations and concerns, and co-creating a step plan to ensure the person meets their aims - this may involve providing advice on regular, healthy nutrition and hydration and managing hygiene; and supporting people to attend local community services suitable to their needs, helping them identify other activities in the area and going with them as necessary - this may involve travelling with service users or transporting them using your own vehicle where appropriate.

Organisation aims and objectives

Independent Living includes, Support at Home, Transport Support, Mobility Aids, (wheelchair lending) HASM (Hand,Arm& Shoulder massage) and Family Tracing. All services are delivered by trained volunteers.

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This opportunity is for 2-3 hours a week, and takes place in school holidays and during term-time

Restrictions

Experience required: You need to have good interpersonal skills, diplomacy, communication, sensitivity and teamwork skills. You must be able to: maintain service user confidentiality; provide patient, positive encouragement; understand community groups and networks in the local area (you will be provided with additional information where needed). You should also be willing to attend volunteer induction and appropriate training.
Travel details: This opportunity takes place throughout Fife.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty.
Training details: Full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. Additionally, you will be trained on: British Red Cross welcome 2019; infection control; foundation course; dementia awareness; mental health first aid; understanding grief and loss; in-service training; co-op community connector workbook; duty of care in independent living; and support planning & top3goals.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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