Το You in Europe σε συνεργασία με τον μεγαλύτερο κοινωφελή οργανισμό της Βρετανίας, Leonard Chesire Disability, αναζητούν 1 άτομο, 18-30 χρονών για να εργαστεί εθελοντικά σε οργανισμό που ασχολείται με την υποστήριξη ατόμων με αναπηρία, στο Enflield, North London, από τις 15 Μαρτίου 2017 έως τις 15 Μαρτίου 2018.
Το πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από το Erasmus+ και καλύπτει 100% διαμονή, διατροφή και τα έξοδα ταξιδίου άφιξης-αναχώρισης καθώς και πλήρη ιατροφαρμακευτική ασφαλιστική κάλυψη, ενώ στους εθελοντές δίνεται και ένα συμβολικό μηνιαίο ποσό (pocket money) για τα προσωπικά τους έξοδα.
Ακολουθούν όλες οι απαραίτητες πληροφορίες στα Αγγλικά:
Role: At Leonard Cheshire Disability, we value the role our Overseas Volunteers have in our services throughout the United Kingdom. Due to the length of the placements for overseas volunteers (12 months) volunteers have the opportunity to acquire a range of skills, improve their English, enjoy the best of British culture and life, and develop fulfilling working relationships with our residents, staff and local volunteers which often develop into long-term friendships. Overseas volunteers help support our staff teams in providing an active, involving and stimulating environment for our residents. Through our overseas volunteers, disabled people in our care homes are able to access their local community services and social opportunities more easily and regularly, thus improving their independence and quality of life. This means that in their roles overseas volunteers are engaging in a wide range of activities both inside and outside the home. There is no typical day for volunteers as our services users needs and interests determine what volunteers will be doing on a dailty basis. Volunteers may be required to accompany residents on activity weekends and short holidays, as well as providing support to those service users who have regular work, education or volunteering commitments. While it is a lot of fun going out with residents, it is also very challenging as volunteers experience first hand the issues faced by people with disabilities everyday. Overseas volunteers will be expected to volunteer 35 hours within a week. They will be entitled to 2 days off these may not necessarily be at the weekend or consecutive. There can be a greater requirement for volunteering at the weekends to attend sporting events and other activities.
Training/Skills development: Thorough training on working with vulnerable adults is provided to all our volunteers and Leonard Cheshire Disability staff help volunteers during the induction process to understand each individual. Risk assessments ensure that volunteers are not asked to contribute outside of their capability or boundaries. Volunteers acquire a range of knowledge, skills and experience including a greater understanding of the issues affecting disabled people. They gain improved interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the wider activities of the charity, for example our campaigning/lobbying activities and fundraising events.
Expectations: Volunteers are expected to comply with Leonard Cheshire policy & procedures & codes of conduct. Failure to comply with this could result in the programme being terminated. Volunteers are not to take part in activities that are staff tasks they therefore will not be assisting with feeding, taking part in personal care or doing domestic activities for the services. Behavior that causes concern as a result of excessive alcohol is not tolerated. The misuse of illegal substances will not be tolerated and will result in instant dismissal. Volunteers are expected to behave in a socially responsible way, and in consideration to fellow volunteers and residents. The accommodation provided is within services and includes sleepover rooms for the use of staff members.
The people to be supported can have either Learning or Physical disability or a combination of both. Extensive training is provided including specific training in manual handling and communication. All disabled people are adults between 16-80 years old approx. Each service operates on a Person Centred Planning (PCP) basis and therefore the choices of the disabled in what activities they wish to take part in are taken into account when arranging the EVS timetable.
This could involve going to the Gym, trips to the cinema and attending a religious service.
Location: Enfield, North London
Volunteer profile: It is important that the volunteers are eager to learn and have an interest in working with people with disability. Simultaneously, it can be demanding and emotionally difficult to support people with disabilities, and require patience, understanding and confidence. It is therefore an advantage if the volunteers have some experience with and/or exposure to disability prior to their placement so they have better idea of what to expect. It can be everything from volunteering in a disability organisation, working in a care home or having a friend/family member with a disability. We also encourage volunteers that are interested in a career in social or health care to apply for a placement as it will allow them an insight into the sector, and thereby a better idea of whether it is something they want to pursue. Since we work with vulnerable adults, it is essential that the volunteers understand instructions, policies and procedures explained in English. Therefore, it is a requirement that the volunteers can carry a conversation in English, and understand basic instructions. This will also ensure that we from a health and safety perspective can ensure that our volunteers follow all procedures in place for their own and our residents’ safety. It is also important that the volunteers have interests they are willing to share with the residents and staff through activities and one-to-one conversations. Furthermore, we are looking for volunteers with a proactive attitude, and willingness try new activities and encourage residents to do the same.
Activities: The activities vary greatly from day to day, such as A Million Hands a project with local Cub Scouts, Colouring Art activity and Home Baking. Each EVS volunteer is supplied with an Activity bag, this includes Arts and Crafts, Baking materials and Spa items. This is in addition to the activity items within the services. Activities outwith the service can consist of a trip to the cinema, feeding the ducks at the local part or going on a day trip with staff.
Εάν είσαι 18-30 ετών και σε ενδιαφέρει να περάσεις 12 αξέχαστους μήνες στο Βόρειο Λονδίνο, προσφέροντας στο κοινωνικό σύνολο και αποκτώντας σημαντικές δεξιότητες που θα σε βοηθήσουν στην επαγγελματική σου εξέλιξη, στείλε μας το βιογραφικό σου καθώς και ένα motivation letter όπου θα εξηγείς τους λόγους για τους οποίους θέλεις να συμμετέχεις στο πρόγραμμα, μέχρι τις 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2017 στο firstname.lastname@example.org.
ΣΗΜΑΝΤΙΚΟ!: Και το βιογραφικό και to motivation letter πρέπει να είναι στα ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ, επισυναπτόμενα σε μορφή .doc ή .pdf. Στον τίτλο του email να γράφεις “EVS CHESIRE DISABILITY ENFIELD”.
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