Carers Community Support Volunteer at Carers Together

To provide an information/support service for carers to help improve their health and wellbeing and minimise risk of social isolation.

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Hours per week 3 hours
Location 23 Queen Street, Redcar, TS10 1AB and various locations throughout the borough of Redcar & Cleveland
Description

Do you have a passion to help people? Do you see yourself in a Health or Social Care career in future? Then this role may be for you.

The 2011 census identified 15,740 local carers and showed that increasing numbers are aged 65+ and are providing 50+ hours of care per week. The Connecting Carers and Communities Project will utilise volunteers to identify isolated carers across the borough, and particularly those with few local support networks, and assist them in connecting to new local support networks, community initiatives and social activities. This will provide them with relief from caring and will ensure they are able to sustain their caring role long term.

Core Tasks
- To provide regular contact and practical support to carers through ‘buddying’, with direction from the Volunteer Coordinator.
- To support carers in accessing local community activities, services and events.
- Develop action plans with carers and review progress monthly.

Skills
- Self-awareness
- Ability to develop action plans and take a solution-focussed approach
- Communication and listening skills with the ability to record and report effectively

Knowledge
- Working knowledge of local services, community events and activities, and a willingness to support carers to access these services.

Understanding
- Understanding of appropriate boundaries, the need for confidentiality and the need to take a non-judgemental approach

Qualities
- Flexible, reliable and patient
- Consistent, level-headed and resilient
- Empathetic, honest and trustworthy
- A good sense of humour is vital

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Advice and Guidance

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Subject areas covered:

Overview of volunteering
Overview of Carers Together
Overview of a carer
Challenges facing carers
Recording & reporting
Equality & diversity
Communication
Safeguarding

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Understanding of the necessary limitations of the role. Understanding of when to ask for help

Desirable: Understanding of the challenges facing carers. Knowledge of Safeguarding. Basic First Aid skills

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

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