Location:
Dumfries & galloway
Salary:
£17290 - £20000 Pro Rata
Hours:
Part-Time
Contract Type:
Permanent

Spinal Injuries Scotland have listened to our membership and we are excited to be launching our Peer Support program out in Scotland! We have now split out the areas and this area will be focusing on The Borders.   

Our Peer Support Program is based on the recognition that there is no better person to support someone with a SCI and their friends and families than someone who has been down a similar path.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take the lead and attend four annual NHS Outreach Clinics in Dumfries and Galloway and arrange ’Coffee meet-ups’ to bring people with a SCI together. The post will require 20 hours a week dedicated to the job.

The successful applicant will need to be able to pass a PVG check and comply with data protection and our privacy policy. It is essential that the person has access to transport.

Training will be provided.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Member Support
  • Provide peer Support remotely over the telephone or by Zoom/ Teams meetings.
  • Attend the NHS spinal injuries unit or the outreach clinic In line with Scottish Government restrictions.
  • Organise coffee meetups and workshops for our members face to face, in line with the Scottish Government restrictions or by Zoom/teams. 
  • Travel in and about The Borders and bring the spinal community together. In line with Scottish Government restrictions.
  • Informing people of the benefits of Spinal Injuries Scotland membership and signing up new members.
  • Facilitate and support information sharing.
  • Provide insight into the process of recovery through sharing of experience in a positive way.
  • Interact positively and empathically with patients and /or family members.
  • Be willing to share personal experiences with people with a spinal injury in a professional manner.
  • Provide sound local knowledge that supports people living with a spinal injury.
  • Build strong, supportive relationships with our service users & members.

 Volunteer coordination / support
  • Support volunteers in line with Spinal Injuries Scotland’s volunteering framework.
  • Coordinate and deliver volunteer celebration events throughout the year.
  • Support volunteers and group members with any safeguarding concerns in line with Spinal Injuries Scotland’s policies.
  • Involvement with volunteer events internally and externally.

 Service and Organisation
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Spinal Injuries Scotland policy.
  • Liaise with other Spinal Injuries Scotland staff as required.
  • Collate data from all enquiries and at clinics, the Spinal Units and Exhibitions.
  • Be involved with wider organisation activities.
  • Promote the values and ethos of Spinal Injuries Scotland.
  • Work within the framework of Spinal Injuries Scotland’s policies and procedures.
  • Link with other organisations to benefit our members.
  • Attend training and development workshops for personal development.
  • Awareness of own personal needs.

 Personal Specification:
  • Have a spinal injury and an understanding of issues and concerns for people with a spinal injury.
  • Have local knowledge of access.
    Be able to use a laptop or iPad and have a good word and excel experience.
  • Have access to transport.
  • Have good telephone skills.
  • Be non-judgemental and able to respect individual’s cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Have the ability to offer or obtain relevant information, both local and national, for members and their families.
    Be friendly, approachable and sensitive.
What we offer:
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Travel expenses
  • Relevant training and development
  • Support and Supervision
  •  The opportunity to make a real difference

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