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Association Visitor

Description of the role:

What’s involved?
o Offer emotional support and provide information to people affected by MND
o Help people affected by MND make informed choices and access appropriate services / support
o Explain to people affected by MND how the MND Association can support them
o Record information following the MND Association guidelines and local protocols
o Develop and maintain relationships with our local branch or group
o Attend support and supervision meetings as well as development events

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Befriending and Buddying, Caring, Community Work, Counselling
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

This role will suit me if I:

o Have good listening skills and am a good communicator
o Am able to develop and maintain supportive relationships with people affected by MND
o Am non-judgmental and respectful of diverse lifestyles
o Am prepared to increase my understanding of MND and its impact on families
o Understand the need for confidentiality and the importance of data protection
o Am able to assess when extra support is needed

What skills will be learned / gained?

What’s in it for me?

o Learn about MND, its impact and managment & become part of a friendly and dedicated team
o Make a positive impact to the lives of people affected by MND
o Get access to a range of workshops and events

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: Yes
Details of restriction:

Adults only

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

What sort of training/induction will I receive before starting?

You’ll be inducted into the role and informed about the Association. As part of this, you will receive e-learning, face-to-face training and mentoring. The training will include an introduction to MND, the Association and our policies, communication skills including how to manage difficult conversations, boundaries of the role, safeguarding, taking care of yourself and more. The training programme will also include experiential and reflective learning. Training currently on line and using virtual platforms but may be face to face again in future. You will receive ongoing support from your Area Support Coordinator

Extra information:

How flexible is the role?

The time required is flexible, but we expect Association Visitors to commit to a minimum of 2 - 4 hours per week.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Motor Neurone Disease Association Suffolk