Befriender

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
South East England
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
13 Jul 2018
Ref
6519
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Befriender

Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity

Opportunity -6519

Are you friendly, patient and enjoy meeting new people? We are looking for someone to visit blind and partially sighted people on a regular basis for a chat and to help with small tasks and occasional short walks at our residential home Wavertree House in Hove.

Region

South East

Where based?

On Site

Additional location information

Hove: RNIB Wavertree House, Somerhill Road, Hove, BN3 1RN

What you will be doing?

Having a chat and providing company, Read mail, magazines, etc., Assisting with personal correspondence, Making teas and coffees, Acting as a sighted guide 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?

  • 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
  • Sighted Guiding Training

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed? 2 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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