Volunteer befriender/activity leader

  • VO68476


Description

Friendly, enthusiastic, sensitive volunteer required to join our team working in a small care home which provides support for up to 4 x residents, 2 x respite users, 2 x day care users (adults). Must show a positive attitude towards disability and a strong commitment to equal opportunities, as well as being caring, reliable and a good listener. Will work in the centre or out in the community, alongside other staff, accessing social opportunities of the client’s choice. Will help clients to achieve goals, maintain/develop self esteem, and to build relationships. Will support our clients within the centre to develop/maintain skills, and to take part in activities of their choice – eg: cooking, crafts, music. There will be the opportunity to access free training, and take part in fundraising events as and when they arise. Volunteers who have a particular skill which they wish to lead a regular activity in – eg: music – would be gladly considered.

Organisation aims and objectives

Purpose – to deliver high quality care and support that enables everyone to live a valued life – the life they choose. Vision – to be the first choice for care and support in Scotland. Our values are to be customer-focused, caring, professional and pioneering. Cornerstone operates across Scotland to deliver person centred support and care to those who require our services. At Forrest Walk we are a registered care home, providing 4 x residential places, 2 x respite places and 2 x day care places for individuals with a physical disability. Some of the people we support also have a learning disability.

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Restrictions

Must be over 18 and willing to undertake PVG check, and short Adult support and Protection training course.
Experience required: Life experience and positive approach to disability.
Travel details: Service address: 132 Forrest Walk, Uphall EH52 5PW. Can be accessed by bus (various buses stop off at Uphall village – 2 minute walk) or train (Uphall station – 10 minute walk). Travel expenses will be paid to volunteers.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses to/from placement by public transport would be paid. Where taking clients out, clients would be liable for volunteer’s travel expenses and other expenses incurred by volunteer (eg: entrance to bowling, out for lunch (maximum £5 for lunch).
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential volunteer would initially meet with team leaders to assess for suitability. Following this, a time would be arranged to visit service and shadow a staff member.
Training details: Adult support and protection training. Depending on the agreed tasks and times of placement, volunteer would be given opportunity to access other training such as moving and handling, epilepsy and rescue medication.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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