Angus Health & Social Care Partnership

Current opportunities

Would you be willing to help people access essential services and social activities in Angus? Could you be a volunteer driver? We are looking for drivers who can help us provide a volunteer driver service to assist service users to access school, appointments, meetings and access community activities as requested by Voluntary Services. The main tasks involve: • Safely transporting service users including young people, older people and people with disabilities • Assisting people in and out of the car • Helping people to their front door • Assisting with bags • Maintaining appropriate boundaries in relationships • Maintaining confidentiality • Taking responsibility for ensuring car seats are appropriate for car and child being transported. You will need to be: • A confident driver • Willing to use your own vehicle and have business insurance cover • Enjoy meeting people • Show empathy, patience and reliability • Availability 2-3 hours daily • Be comfortable working on own initiative but know when to seek support We are looking for volunteers who can offer 2-3 hours per week with a minimum period of 6 months commitment. Induction training is mandatory and includes confidentiality, personal safety, protecting people, lone working, communication skills and values. Other training may be offered, such as manual handling, dealing with difficult behaviour, working with people with disabilities. A PVG will be required.

Socially isolated patients in the community referred by the Community Mental Health Team or District Nursing. Main tasks: To support an allocated patient through engagement in a range of activities as part of an individual therapeutic plan as directed by the referring clinician. To encourage the client to re-engage in activities as able e.g. walking to local shop, preparing meals and shopping. Provide support and assistance to help service user achieve goals. Develop and promote a positive relationship. Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries. Help service user to build confidence and self-esteem. Note: Volunteers will not be involved in any personal care roles. Any other requirements: Direct any concerns in the first instance to Volunteer Services Manager As a volunteer you may become close to patients and we ask that you maintain a professional manner as well as treating all patients’ information as confidential. If for any reason you cannot attend to carry out tasks it is the duty of the volunteer to contact Volunteer Services Manager or staff. It is essential that volunteer details are up to date at all times. It is the volunteer duty to inform the Voluntary Services Manager/Coordinator.