EVS vacancy in Germany – 12 months – working with disabled people

Contact person: Ekkehard Lippold Germany2

Coordinating organisation: Steinbeis Innovation Centre European Projects

Host: Lebenshilfe Rottweil gGmbH: http://www.sizep.eu

Location: Schramberg, Germany

Deadline: 16/01/2015

Start: 01/09/2015

End: 31/08/2016


The “Lebenshilfe in the County of Rottweil gGmbH” conducts exemplary integration and support for mentally, physically or severely disabled people through manifold and ambitious employment opportunities and individual caregiving and therapeutical assistance. The organisation is supported by the local “Lebenshilfe” associations of Rottweil, Schramberg and Oberndorf.
At various locations in Rottweil and Schramberg the organisation provides assistance, vocational training and employment for disabled people.
Above all it runs sheltered workshops as well as accommodation and complementary services for disabled people. These multiform services provide support and assistance for integration and personal development of disabled people. According to our self-conception we try to satisfy the demands and to extend continiously our services

Tasks

Learning opportunities: During their activities volunteers will learn about social and emotional necessities of disabled people. Volunteers will gain competences in social care for disabled people. Having sole responsibility for design and realisation of leisure facilities will enhance self-assurance and self-confidence of volunteers. Integration in a foreign culture and the self-determined life of the local community will afford volunteers a personal orientation and increase the development of future perspectives. Participation in internal professional development activities will provide volunteers with specialised knowledge of the health care and nursery system. Volunteers can take part in a language training for European Volunteers arranged by the coordinating organisation. The aim of the language training is the command of oral every day speech with a special focus on the terminology of social care. Through language training the volunteer should be enabled to manage typical situations of daily life they will be confronted with during their voluntary service. Tasks: Volunteers get the opportunity to contribute – under guidance of staff members – to the support and leisure time program of the vocational training center and the living groups. Volunteers can introduce their own ideas and abilities like computer literacy, graphic design, mechanical skills, music playing etc. In the beginning the volunteer will only assist the groupleaders, later she/he will take on responsibility – as far as admitted by legal liabilities. Emphatically volunteers are invited to bring in their own ideas. Staff members will appreciate all initiatives to develop additional proposals for leisure time activities and will support planning and realization. Volunteers could develop their ideas for new games, activities or stories into a personal project if they so wished – creative ideas are always welcome. Volunteers are expected to accomplish a fulltime voluntary service of 38 hours per week. Overtime doing will be balanced by additional freetime.

Criteria

The volunteer should have an interest in social work and should be open to interact with disabled children and young people who are threatended with social exclusion. Previous knowledge of work with disabled children and young people could be helpful. It’s necessary for the volunteers to be sociable and outgoing, to have enthusiasm, and to be tolerant to foreign cultures. Volunteers should be able to act on their own initiative, but also cooperate in a team. A basic knowledge of German would be helpful for volunteers; the willingness to learn german language is expected. Important are neither national or social background, gender, language skills nor level of education, but a convincingly motivation. A driving license class B would be helpful.

Procedure

Candidates should send us their CV and fill in the questionnaire they can find in the attachment. Candidatures should be sent directly to the e-mail address of the coordinator: stz1099@stw.de

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