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Discovery

Discovery

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Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism to get more from life.

We are Dimensions Somerset SEV – a new, social enterprise formed from a ground breaking partnership between ...

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Oral Health Resource Volunteer - virtual, home-based

1 hrs/wk
From home
Advice & MentoringIT
People with disabilitiesHealthWellbeing
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Summary

Are you knowledgeable in oral health? Why not share your knowledge to help our support colleagues to guide the people we support to have good oral hygiene?

Detailed description

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

 

Two character references and a photo ID check will be required for this role.

   

Want to apply for this role?

If you’d like to be a Discovery volunteer, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch!

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About Discovery

Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism to get more from life.

We are Dimensions Somerset SEV – a new, social enterprise formed from a ground breaking partnership between Dimensions and Somerset County Council, together with customers, family carers and staff.

Discovery supports people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. We are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.

Visit www.discovery-uk.org/volunteering for the latest news and information about volunteering