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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Social Care Assistant

On arrival at our centre, Social Care Assistants can assist with tidying the centre, help prepare daily activities and read volunteer notice board for any updates regarding daily rota assigned tasks. On arrival/departure of service users, carers are to meet the bus in the car park and assist with the safe exit/entry of service users. Patience is required as some of the Service Users have mobility problems.

Once our service users are seated, coats are to be collected and placed on corresponding hook in the cloak room. Introduce yourself to services users at allocated lunch table, reading the menu together and filling in appropriate paperwork. To assist if required with cutting food, pouring liquids, or visits to the toilet etc. Help with daily activities and afternoon tea while assisting escorts prepare for the homeward journey. A general tidy of hall in preparation for next day would assist others.

Some of our Service Users have dementia problems, others physical disabilities. For some each day is very similar, with little meaningful contact with other people. We seek to change that by introducing a programme of activities which will help to improve self confidence, mobility, social skills and general well being through learning new skills and engaging with others.

We are looking for people with enthusiasm, a sense of humour, good communication skills, experience of life, and an ability to teach or pass on skills (practical or creative) who would like to come in and share their skills with a group of approximately 30 people.

Activities can be tailored to individual interests and may involve smaller groups as one or more activity can take place daily. We are always open to suggestions.

Once in post, with volunteer consent, we will apply for an I.L.A. (Individual Learning Account) to pay the cost of these courses. Volunteer should read the notice board for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.

Experience required

A happy disposition and willingness to learn new skills. Reliability.

Travel details

Mid-Lin Day Centre. 59 Pitkerro Drive Dundee, DD4 8AT. Bus number 15, 17, 32, 33 or 36 from Dundee City Centre.

Travel expenses

Public transport costs within Dundee area only. Reimbursed daily.

Training details

All volunteers will be encouraged to apply for I.L.A in order that First Aid, Moving & Handling of people and a Understanding dementia Course can be applied for. Ongoing training and support provided.

Taster available

Minimum age: 17
Insurance purposes.

Frequency & commitment
1 x 4-8 hours weekly.

Volunteers (aged 17-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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