Social Activities

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
South West England
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Ref
5433
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Social Activities

Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity

Opportunity -5433

Are you friendly and outgoing? We are looking someone to help out with activities and outings for our blind and partially sighted residents. Activities could include quizzes, bingo, music, crosswords, a social outing or simply having a chat and helping with basic tasks such as reading.

Region

South West

Where based?

On Site

Additional location information

Somerset: RNIB Kathleen Chambers House, 97 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PG

What you will be doing? Having a chat and providing company, Help set up and run activities

To organise independent Activities Sessions if desired To work within the boundaries of the role and to refer to members of staff when the need arises e.g. Personal Care

What skills and experience are needed?

  • A caring and friendly nature
  • A listening ear
  • A reliable and conscientious attitude
  • Empathy with older people
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm to have fun with residents

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to give something back
  • Experience in a care setting
  • Working with a variety of people
  • New experiences and skills
  • Working with people with sight loss
  • Working with older people

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate

How often will I be needed? 3 hours Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

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