Community Health Champion

  • VO81780


Description

Health and Social Care is a focus on local and national agendas - it is about bringing care in to the community, enabling people to live longer, healthy lives in their homes. CTSI and our counterparts in Stirling (SVE) are looking to recruit Community Health Champion Volunteers to support health and well-being within their communities.

The aim of this role is to connect people with their community, promoting good health, and self-help. As a Community Health Volunteer, you will assist with the development of local information resources, and have the opportunity to complete Level 2 in Understanding Health Improvement (an accredited course delivered by FV College). Other relevant training, such as Scotland's Mental Health First Aid will be provided.

To carry out the role, you will be involved in activities such as:
• Speaking with people about health and wellbeing topics (this could be within the workplace, within your own network, or at an arranged drop in session)
• Signposting someone to a health and wellbeing service or support group
• Promoting health campaigns within communities (this could be by having a stall in a supermarket, local business, or workplace)
• Encouraging people to become more active (for example, suggesting a group of friends meet for a walk each week instead of a coffee)
• Working in partnership with already established local support/advice groups in Clackmannanshire/Stirling (e.g dementia, stroke, heart problems)

To carry out this role, we are looking for people who are passionate about health and well-being. You will need to have excellent communication skills, and be able to work effectively with lots of different people. A non-judgemental attitude is vital. Due to the level of training provided, we are looking for a minimum of 6 months commitment from volunteers. However, the time commitment is fully flexible.

As this is a new role, and new project, there is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to assist in shaping what the role looks like, and feed in to what they feel their communities would benefit from most in a Community Health Champion if they would like to.

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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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