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CHAS at Home Nursing Support Volunteer (North East and Moray)

Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes.

The aim of this role is to work within the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide high quality care to babies, children and young people across North East Scotland and Moray, ensuring they get the right support at the right time for them. 

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Helping to get the children up in the mornings/put to bed in the evening
  • Helping to bathe and dress the children, transfer them into their chairs
  • Keeping siblings company whilst nursing staff attend to the other children
  • Supporting the children/siblings with activities
  • Assisting the nursing staff to take the children(and their siblings if required) on outings
  • Assisting with the Nursing Team with cleaning of equipment and tidying
  • Support at mealtimes when appropriate

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Experience of working in (or towards) a care or clinical role
  • Empathy, tact, sensitivity
  • An ability to relate to people of all ages
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working with children
  • Personal experience in a caring role
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
  • The ability to drive, a clean driving licence and access to a car for business use may be needed when volunteering with families in rural areas

How much time should I offer?

You can volunteer on any day of the week, in the morning, afternoon or evening. Shifts are flexible and depend on the needs of the families supported by the CHAS at Home team in North East Scotland and Moray. The time commitment can be negotiated with your supervisor.

Where is the opportunity based?

Home locations across North East Scotland and Moray

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role. In addition you will need to complete a two day Moving and Handling course that will be arranged by CHAS. This is needed to make sure that when volunteering you know how to move children, with limited mobility, safely.

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills
  • Using your existing skills for a great cause
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your cv
  • Meeting new people
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

By volunteering with the CHAS at Home team in nursing support, you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality support and care across North East Scotland and Moray.

What else should I know?

This role requires membership of the PVG scheme (children and adults). Applicants will need to be 18 years or over. There is a simple form to complete and we will assist you with this. You may already have a PVG form – if so you will only need to complete an update form. The process won’t cost you anything and having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. We will assess each applicant on an individual basis.

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

What’s the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195.

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