Volunteer painter/decorator - Johnstone

We are looking for a volunteer painter/decorator to help brighten up the flats and the surroundings of the people we supportat our Johnstone Supported Living Service.

Johnstone Supported Living Service supports six individuals living in Johnstone. They are aged between 22-57 years old. Within the project the people we support have varying learning disabilities, some linked with autism, and other conditions such as Prader-Willi Syndrome and epilepsy. As well as their disability, the people we support may demonstrate behaviour which is deemed to be challenging

Main tasks will include

  • To paint the internal walls of the flats and the sleepover room and tidy up any mess created by the decorating.
  • Support the individual in their choice of colour
  • May be an opportunity for you to accompany person we support and staff member to local DIY shop to choice colour.
  • Equipment required will be supplied by the project and the people we support.

Required skills, qualities and experience should include:

  • Being someone who is interested in and had experience of painting and decorating. Someone could possibly pass on their experience and wisdom on to those less able. Health and Safety awareness would be necessary as well.
  • This post requires patience as you will be working with individuals that require support. You should be inventive in your approach as well as being able to use your own initiative
  • May be of interest to someone is looking at a career in social care. It may also appeal to someone who is currently an apprentice Painter/Decorator and is trying to gain more experience.

Training and support provided:

  • Project specific training
  • There will be a mentor in place as well for the volunteer to assist them through their placement.
  • Throughout your shift you will be supported by a member of staff

The volunteer would be required to be fit enough to complete the duties. This will involve bending down, using ladders and moving furniture.

Having access to transport is not essential but it would be an advantage as public transport to the service is not great. The local train station (Johnstone) is over a mile away, and trains to and from Glasgow are regular. Only the 38 (Spateston) bus stops near the service at Burns Drive, and the service is a two-minute walk from the bus stop. Before 5pm, the bus service is every 12 minutes and after 5pm, it is hourly. Be wary, as there is a 38 (Kilbarchan) bus which goes off to a completely different location.

If the volunteer cycles to the service, the bicycle can be safely stored in the building. The building is accessible to those with disabilities as it is on one floor with no steps. Toilet facilities that have been adapted for those in a wheelchair

Expenses provided

  • Cost of painting/decorating material will be covered. This cost must be agreed by a Team Leader before anything is purchased.
  • The volunteer would have facilities to make tea and coffee.
  • Travel expenses will be covered.