Nursing Support Volunteers will assist the nursing team either in our hospices or with our CHAS at Home teams in families own homes.
Nursing Support Volunteers will assist the nursing team either in our hospices or with our CHAS at Home teams in families own homes. The aim is to work closely with the nursing team providing an ‘extra pair of hands’ as well as providing high quality care to children and young people.
You can volunteer on any day of the week availability permitting, shifts are usually in the morning, or early evening. An average shift is approx 3 hours and ideally we are looking for a weekly commitment. For CHAS at Home, shifts will be discussed per requirements.
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. Training and Induction will be provided as well as ongoing support. We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.
As part of your commitment you will be expected to attend a number of group supervision sessions per year.
By volunteering you will be ensuring that children and young people receive the highest quality of care and support throughout their time with CHAS.
You will need to be over 18 and have experience or knowledge of children with complex needs, have experience in (or working towards) a care or clinical role. The role requires membership of the PVG scheme (children only). 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.
CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.
We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. We can provide more information on if you are allowed to volunteer and what adjustments we can put in place to ensure your volunteering experience is a positive one. You can contact us on 0131 444 1900 or email@example.com
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 779 6195.