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In this virtual role, provide information to help the people we support to improve their oral health

Information / Advice volunteers needed for Dimensions

Are you studying oral health, or a trainee dental therapist/hygienist keen to share your knowledge with others?

Would you like to help the people we support to improve their oral health?

As a volunteer, you would be sharing your invaluable knowledge with our support colleagues, so they can encourage and guide the people we support to have good oral hygiene.

Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism would be desired, in understanding the needs, challenges and issues around maintaining good hygiene, but this is not essential.

Activities will include:

  • Sharing key tips and knowledge with Dimensions group colleagues about oral health for the people we support
  • Sharing suggestions and ideas for how to make the process of maintaining good oral hygiene fun and accessible for the people we support
  • Creating resources that demonstrate good oral health (eg quick guides, Powerpoint presentations and webinars)
  • Attending meetings (virtually) to answer questions from colleagues

This is a virtual, home-based role, so activities WILL NOT involve supporting specific individuals with their oral health.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Knowledgeable of oral health in relation to dysphagia
  • Knowledgeable about the practicalities of supporting a person with oral care
  • Has access to and is comfortable with using IT, including using video calling technology eg Microsoft Teams
  • Friendly, a good listener and is reliable/dependable
  • Desired but not essential: Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism

If this role sounds of interest, please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you!

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Paul Brown, Volunteering Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0300 303 9162
Contact instructions?
Call 0300 303 9162 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm,
email volunteering@dimensions-uk.org
or apply online via www.dimensions-uk.org/volunteering

Location description
Virtual, home-based, remote
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
This is a virtual, home-based role, so volunteering times can be flexible
Task type?
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
All volunteers are provided with free access to our online training platform Learning Connect
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from dedicated Volunteering Officer
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
9 December 2021

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