Befriender

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
Somerset
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Ref
4876
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Befriender

Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity

Opportunity -4876

Are you friendly, patient and able to build a good rapport with people? We are looking for someone to visit blind and partially sighted people at our residential home, Kathleen Chambers House. You will visit on a regular basis for a chat and to help with small tasks.

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, Read mail, magazines, etc., Assisting with personal correspondence, Help set up and run activities, Making teas and coffees What skills and experience are needed?

  • A caring and friendly nature
  • A listening ear
  • A reliable and conscientious attitude
  • Empathy with older people

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Experience in a care setting
  • 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
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed? 3 hours Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires a criminal record check. DBS Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity with adults

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