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Learning Disability Support Worker (The Base Ballymoney)
Location Ballymoney area
Description Volunteer Role Title The Base Volunteer Key Worker: ________________________________________________________ Rationale for role: To support the paid staff at a community facility in promoting independent living skills for adults with a learning disability within a fun and relaxed environment 1. Volunteer’s area of responsibility: To support The Base Co-Ordinator with the activities held in The Base and the local community eg the leisure centre 2. Please prioritise tasks that the volunteer would be required to do (try to be as specific as possible). • To communicate with clients • To support staff during activities • To support the setting up of activities and clearing up afterwards • To support and accompany clients on short outings as directed by staff 3. Please specify on what days and for how many hours a week the volunteer would be required for? Available for 1-2 hours over the period of a week (Monday to Friday) 4. Please include areas/facilities that the volunteer will be expected to be. The Base facilities currently in Antrim, Ballycastle, Ballyclare, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Magherafelt and Newtonabbey 5. Who will supervise/support the volunteer as their key worker? Please give the name and position of this person/s, so that any complaint or grievance the volunteer may have can be reported to the appropriate personnel. An identified locality lead for each Base ( Base Co-Ordinator supported by Day Opportunities Co-Ordinator. 6. What skills would the volunteer need to successfully fill the post? • Good communication skills • Prompt and reliable • Comfortable in group settings • Trustworthy and Friendly • Genuine interest in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, music, cooking, physical activity. 7. What in house training would the volunteer need to receive to successfully fulfil the requirements of the volunteering post? • NHSCTVolunteer Induction • Induction relevant to the facility where the volunteering activity occurs • Awareness sessions relevant to the volunteering role eg Epilepsy • Vulnerable Adults Awareness Session
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