VOLUNTEER INFORMATION WORKER
When We Need You
From 16/08/2007 onwards
We are looking for volunteers who can offer a few hours a week to join the established Advocacy team at the Argyll & Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead. We need volunteers to help to give patients information about advocacy and to help them to access the service. Volunteers will be given supervision and direction by a named advocacy worker and will have the support of an established team. Most of our volunteers already have some connection with or interest in mental health issues, and most mention a desire to tackle perceived injustices as a motivating factor in working with us.
About Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service
The Argyll & Bute Patients’ Independent Advocacy Project is part of the Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service. It exists to ensure that patients’ rights, needs and wishes are heard and respected. We support patients to get the information that they need to make choices, and help to enable patients to express their views about decisions affecting their care and treatment.
Skills & Experience
Good listener, able to putting the clients needs and wishes first, and used to working with clients on a one to one basis
Argyll & Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead. Regular bus service from Lochgilphead town centre to Mid Argyll Hospital, followed by 5 minute walk. Or own transport, free parking.
Disclosure Scotland Enhanced Level
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Introduction to post duties, project staff, office and hospital environment. Regular support and supervision as agreed, ongoing training as appropriate
Advocacy / Human Rights
We pay transport costs by arrangement , usually on the same day as they are incurred. Childcare costs payable subject to arrangement.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Volunteers are required for a minimum of 2 hours per week and should be able to commit to at least 3 months.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Argyll & Bute Hospital
Contact: Ailsa McCrae
Tel: 01546 606056