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Social Assistant – Glasheen

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Social Assistant – Glasheen

Cope Foundation

Cork

At a Glance

  • Start Date:11/11/2019
  • End Date:08/05/2020
  • Closing date:08/05/2020
  • Post Updated:07/11/2019
  • Min Hours:2
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:The volunteer needs to be patient and encouraging with an outgoing personality, allowing individuals to make own choices

Description

A volunteer is needed to support a young man to access the community, try out new activities and to make choices regarding social activities/interests. 

 

The volunteer needs to be patient and encouraging with an outgoing personality and needs to be able to allow individuals to make their own choices.    This role will be community based in Glasheen/Togher/Cork city depending on activities engaged in.    

 

This man has some difficulty with expressing preferences and can also be a bit shy and anxious in new situations.    He has asked for a volunteer who is male between the ages of 25 and 50 as he feels he will relate best to someone in that age range. 

 

The ideal time would be on Monday from 11 to 1 p.m. or Friday 2 to 5 p.m. as he attends a day service on other weekdays. 

 

The volunteer will gain experience of person centred practice, an understanding of communication difficulties and will develop a friendship with a person in the community.  This role would suit a Psychology, Social work/Social Care student looking to gain some relevant experience.  

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, Garda vetting, informal interview and induction training

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Milly Farrell

Address: Cope Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork

Website: https://www.cope-foundation.ie/

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