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Witham, Essex
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Job description

What will I be doing in this role?

We have a gentleman who likes to visit his local pub and have a meal ever during the week or at weekends.

You will have a member of staff with you at all times as he is non-verbal, we are looking for a volunteer who is willing to take time and have patients.

In your role as a Mencap Volunteer Visitor you will make 6 visits per year to your matched beneficiary. These visits are flexible. Each visit is unique to the individual being supported

This role is for a volunteer who is passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities and are looking for the opportunity to build a supporting relationship.

2 references will be required by all successful applicants.

What skills do I need for this role?

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Able to use initiative and work autonomously
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Willing to work within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • You must aged 18 or over

What days and times do I need to be available?

Commit to 6 visits per year, these are flexible and organised between the team leaders, you and the beneficiary.

What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for me
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution
  • Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator and Service Manager
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Mencap is the voice of learning disability. 

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services... Read more

Posted on: 21 November 2019
Closing date: 19 February 2020
Job ref: 17697 AL
Tags: Social Care/Development

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