The family support worker is The Butterfly Trusts' first point of contact with clients in their area, responding to requests that are often for help. The volunteer provides social support in their local community for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. They offer a listening ear and help to negotiate official systems that include housing, benefits, education, employment and independent living.
The support worker role offers an opportunity to utilise your professional or personal life experience for the purpose of enhancing the life of a family or individual living with the impact of Cystic Fibrosis. Training and support is available.
Family support workers can also be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged, learn new skills or perhaps make good use of those they already have.
One day induction event covering the condition, the Trust and its procedures, interpersonal skills, introduction to some of the official systems. Ongoing training covering individual official systems/forms (eg DWP) in detail. Support from member of the Trust staff.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travelling costs, mileage (30p/mile), postage/stationery, refreshments when appropriate.
Desirable qualities required include good verbal and written communications skills, sensitivity, reliability and an adaptable approach.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Interview; References
No, not for this opportunity.
The clients will be within a reasonable travelling distance of the support worker's home.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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