Assistance of German speaking people with disabilities (Interlaken BE)
Description: Procap is the special holiday service provider for people with disabilities and offers numerous assisted group holidays. As a holiday companion you don't spend a holiday in the usual sense - but unforgettable, valuable experiences are guaranteed! The focus is on personal, conscientious care for people with disabilities and the support and cooperation within the team. In Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, 18 people with various disabilities will spend their holidays. They should be able to relax in the hotel garden as well as enjoy excursions and activities in the surrounding area.
Type of Work: You will be assigned certain holiday guests whom you will assist during the holidays and for whom you will take responsibility. Your tasks can be: pushing the wheelchair, providing support for people with walking disabilities, assisting in getting up in the morning and going to bed in the evening, cutting up and feeding the guests, administering medication, dressing and undressing including personal hygiene (washing, brushing teeth, shaving, going to the toilet); accompanying and helping with excursions, shopping and sporting activities; money management.
Study Theme: History about the local alp cooperative & the tradition of moving the cows from the valleys to the local alp, as well as traditional „cow fights” of this region. Furthermore we will provide an introduction to the wildlife and typical vegetation of Valais. The information will be given at the beginning and during the work, as well as during your leisure time activities.
Accommodation: You will stay in a hotel and enjoy accommodation in a double or triple room. Full board is provided.
Language: The local language is Swiss German. You need a good knowledge of German at least at proficiency level C1. SCI Switzerland will do a Skype interview with you, please note your Skype ID on the registration form.
Requirements: Interest in care and support of people with disabilities; ability to take on partial responsibility; ability to work in a team; no fear of contact / courage to approach one another; courage to get help; physical and psychological resilience; good German language skills. Knowledge of first aid is desirable. - Fill in the additional form (https://bit.ly/36oArPx) and enclose it to your application!
Notes: The holiday assistance team consists mainly of a local team and is supplemented by max. 4 international SCI volunteers. The total number of people in the assistance team is 12-14, at least one of whom shoulders the main responsibility and has professional care training.