Saint George, City of Bristol
Job description

Side by Side is our fun, friendly, flexible volunteering opportunity to enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love and stay connected in their community. From watching the football to catching a movie, you’ll be helping them to keep on doing the things they enjoy – and try new things too! Or if it suits you better, you can volunteer on the Side by Side telephone line.

As a Side by Side volunteer you will enable people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love. You will enable them to stay connected in their communities and build their confidence to active and engaged in social and recreational activities.

 This role will suit you if...

•Keen to participate in activities you share an interest in with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love – or pick up new ones!

•Wanting to support, enable and empower people with dementia

•Someone who is a good verbal communicator with great listening skills, especially face to face

•Someone happy volunteering on your own and keeping in touch with your team

•Can provide a committed, flexible approach

•A willingness to learn through face to face and online learning

 Before you start…

 To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

•Two references & proof of identity

•A commitment of at least 6 months

•Essential learning & training to be complete before starting in your role will take about two and a half days, mostly face to face but including some eLearning

•You may be asked to complete a DBS or Access NI check, in line with the DBS authority’s guidance. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.

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Posted on: 15 November 2019
Closed date: 30 January 2020
Job ref: SBSSTG
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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