We currently have three vacancies for hearing aid maintenance volunteers
Location 1: Kirkconnel -The Cabin, Main Street,
Date: Last Tuesday of the Month – 10am – 12noon.
Location 2: Stranraer – D&G College Stranraer,
Date: Second & fourth Wednesday of the month 11.30am-1.30pm
Location 3: Newton Stewart – Medical Centre, Creebridge
Date: First and fourth Monday of the month 10am – 12noon.
We have three exciting opportunities to undertake a maintenance role within our dedicated team, with the Hard of Hearing Group, providing life changing support to people with hearing loss.
You will be responsible for assessing the needs of our service users and carrying out any practical maintenance of their hearing aids. You will play a vital role in helping people manage their hearing loss by providing practical and emotional support. You will also be sharing information with clients, signposting and referring to other agencies in your local area.
Successful people in this role will be organised, sociable and able to communicate comfortably particularly with people with hearing loss and the elderly.
We are seeking people who:
- Are caring and considerate
- Willing to undertake training
- Enjoy meeting new people
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Willing to follow the policies and procedures
of the DGHoHG
Full induction and appropriate training will be given for these roles, with ongoing support from the Service Coordinator as we want you to feel part of the team and enjoy your experience with the group.
Once trained, you will be able to:
- Check and change hearing aid batteries when appropriate
- Re-tube and clean hearing aid where required
- Replace the hearing aid hook where required
- Clean through slim fit hearing aid tubes where required
- Undertake an assessment of any problems or needs the service user is experiencing.
- Where necessary and with the agreement with the Service User make a referral through the appropriate procedure to their GP, NHS Audiology or Social Work.
- Provide advice on the use of Hearing Aids and other related Hard of Hearing matters. This may include the provision of equipment through the Social Work Sensory Support Unit.
- Communicate with the relevant parties in order to ensure there is sufficient stock available locally.
Progression in the Group
Some of our more experienced volunteers then go on to visit people in their own home and/or visit Care Homes and maintain the hearing aids of the residents there.
Some of our volunteers progress to become Area Representatives at group meetings.
our other volunteers have said how much they enjoy their volunteer role, have a
look at what they said:
“I love the job and seeing people smile
when I have helped in some way!”
“I thoroughly enjoy my time with the group and look forward to continuing with them”
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form or for more information.