RNIB Telephone Befriender - Pontypridd

Recruiter
Location
Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Posted
02 Mar 2017
Closes
02 Jun 2017
Ref
10490
Interests
Disability
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Are you a good listener? Do you enjoy a good chat?

We need Telephone Befrienders to call isolated blind and partially sighted people once a week, giving them the opportunity to have a friendly chat with someone who is prepared to listen and be supportive. You will contribute to the conversation to ensure the participant feels comfortable and the conversation runs smoothly.

What Will You Be Doing?
Having a chat and providing company
Listening to the clients conversation
Making appropriate contributions
Creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and encouraging the client to feel comfortable taking part
 
When will you be needed?
Two hours per week, flexible.

Location:
RNIB office in Pontypridd.
  
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Good Communication Skills; Effective listening skills; Friendly, helpful and understanding
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to make a difference; Working with people with sight loss; New experiences and skills
   
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Expenses; Supervision and help from your Manager; Training as appropriate