Befriender

  • VO83771


Description

Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work. We work with both children and adults and have services in various areas of Scotland and are working towards providing support to individuals in all areas of Scotland. We offer a diverse range of support services in recognition of the wide range of experiences which may impact on an individual or their family in different ways, at different stages of their lives. The range of support offered ensures that we can offer individuals a support pathway which suits their individual needs. Our services are open ended, in recognition of the fact that every individual’s experience is different and unique to them as is their journey to recovery.

Wellbeing Scotland recognise what a difficult time it is for all with this Covid-19 outbreak.

As it is currently not safe to offer face to face appointments, we will be offering support by telephone, text, email and video chat.

Befrienders will offer a listening ear and full description of the role is attached.

Online Training will be provided.

Organisation aims and objectives

Open Secret are a community based organisation who provide confidential support to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse or trauma. We work with survivors of all ages. Our services are available primarily in the Forth Valley area, but some aspects of our service are available throughout Scotland.

Restrictions

This post may require some evening or weekend work. The role requires a PVG.
Experience required: • To speak with a befriendee on a planned and regular basis. • To utilise telephone or online measures of contact through the Covid-19 crisis. • To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries within the relationship • To support and encourage befriendees to access any support due to them • To work within Wellbeing Scotland Policies and Guidelines • To record content and dates of meetings and expenses incurred • To attend regular support sessions • To inform the managemen

Support

Training details: Supported by Volunteer Coordinator and the wider team members Structured induction programme Variety of training opportunities around Wellbeing and the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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