Can you use British Sign Language (BSL) to a Level 2 Standard?
Do you want to support people with mental health problems to be less isolated during this time through remote wellbeing video calls using BSL?
We are looking for a remote befriender volunteer who can use British Sign Language (BSL) to support our service users through wellbeing calls.
- To contact your befriendee/s at a mutually agreed time and frequency that works for you and them.
- To engage in conversation with the service user by using British Sign Language, allowing them to feel less isolated and supported and to check in on their wellbeing.
- To keep records of who you have called and summary of each call.
- Feedback to your Volunteer supervisor if you believe they need any other support as an example, food or medication.
Skills and Experience Required:
- Confident using British Sign Language to Level 2 Standard, including over video call
- Good communication skills
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Basic IT skills if possible
For more information about Hestia, this opportunity and our extensive benefits with volunteering at Hestia please see our volunteers pack attached to this advert!
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer. Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistant or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact us via our website
If you have any convictions/cautions, this does not mean you cannot apply for any of our roles, however we do require a DBS for all positions. We will ensure that any positive disclosures on DBS records are discussed with our volunteers and fairly assessed.
Location: Remote Volunteering Role
Hours: Flexible commitment, ideally a set time each week with the calls being delivered remotely.
At Hestia, we have been supporting adults and children across London in times of crisis since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us!
Last year we worked with more than 10,000 people, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support and enable people at the moment of crisis.