Volunteer Befriender

What You'll Do: 

To visit the relatives with whom you have been matched, building a relationship of friendship and trust.

 

To give the relatives some company and/or enable them to get out and about or pursue a leisure interest for example.

 

To complete a visit sheet after each visit and to participate in regular supervision with the Befriending Coordinator.

 

To liaise, at times, with Rescare staff or other agencies as appropriate.

 

To uphold Rescare core principles, vision, culture, and values and abide by the policies and procedures as per the volunteer handbook.

 

Why You'll Love It: 
You will be part of a service that supports the wellbeing of our family members at Rescare.   You will not only build on your experience but you will also learn along the way in the field of health and disability.   We will also be happy to give you a reference for your time spent on the volunteering project.
What You'll Learn: 
You will be able to learn more about the field disability including learning disabilities and autism   You will build on your communication skills   You will learn about communication, confidentiality and safeguarding   You will learn Family First Aid
What We're Looking For: 
We are looking for a motivated, self starter who is confident communicating online, via phone, email and face to face.   The personal qualities you will have are:   To be reliable and have a genuine interest in the desire to make a difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities.   Honest and trustworthy   Good communication skills   Patience and a warm and friendly attitude
Summary
Volunteering
Mental Health
Disability
Families
Middlesbrough
Stockton
52 Weeks Minimum
1 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Communication
Empathy
Interpersonal / Confidence
Written Communication
Skills you should possess: 
Public Relations
Requirements: 
DBS check
In-Person Interview
Over 18
Phone Interview
Training

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