Community Support Services Volunteer

  • VO58001


Description

Community Support Volunteers support people who have had one of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or a group setting. The service will all depend on Scottish Government Covid guidelines.

The service can be delivered to provide specified person-centred communication support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.

To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) schemes in Scotland (PVG).

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.

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This opportunity is flexible, depending on the needs of the service user.

Restrictions

Experience required: • Caring and considerate • Patient • Non-judgemental • Desire to support people • Good communication skills • Reliable • Understanding of confidentiality.
Travel details: Stracathro Hospital or around the community (covid dependent) Volunteers are entitled to claim out of pocket expenses, as agreed in advance with their staff contact.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Our volunteers will be fully supported to undertake their role safely and effectively. You will be given an induction and be expected to undertake core learning which may include: • An Introduction to Stroke • Supported Communication • Your Volunteer Role and Responsibilities • Dealing with Endings • Emergency First Aid at Work • Assisting with Mobility
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.