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Everyone has the right to live life to the full. 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. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we will provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.
Join our amazing team of Community Support Volunteers, who support people with one or more 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 group setting in person, virtually or via telephone.
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. We are looking for people with good listening and communication skills who are reliable, patient and empathetic, respectful of the opinions of others, able to maintain boundaries, and willing to commit to initial and ongoing training and development. A willingness to travel within the local area would also be beneficial, as would an understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
This can be discussed with your volunteer line manager.
Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. These should be discussed with your Line Manager prior to outlay and must be submitted within the prescribed guidelines as detailed in the CHSS Volunteer Expenses Policy.
All volunteers are supported by their line manager, usually the CSS Co-ordinator. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training, which will be carried out under the guidance of the line manager. Mandatory training will include: Safeguarding Adults (L2) E-Learning; Roles and Boundaries: CSS; Assisting with Mobility: British Red Cross; Emergency First Aid at Work: British Red Cross; Lone Worker Safety E-Learning; Supported Communication; Condition Awareness.
Minimum age: 18
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) disclosure check. CHSS are committed to equality of opportunity, and we aim to ensure no volunteer is unfairly treated on the grounds of an offending
Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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