Befriending Bereavement Support Volunteer

Posted by Keech Hospice Care

Befriending Bereavement Support Volunteer

LU3, Luton Check commute

Voluntary

About the organisation

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Keech Hospice Care is the adult hospice for Luton and south Bedfordsh... Read more

Job Description

A bit about this role:

Our Bereavement support volunteers provide support and supervision to the family member / carer / friend of patients using the Hospice. This may be in groups or individually. Support may take place at the Hospice, on outings or externally.

You will provide bereavement support to yourr clients, acting always in such a manner as to justify trust and confidence and to safeguard the interests of the client.

You will also assist at remembrance events.

Bereavement support volunteers work alongside the Supportive Care Team who are made up of Family) support workers, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, complementary therapists, Hospice at Home, Chaplaincy and Hydrotherapy pool services.

We ask that you have:

  • Good communication skills to be able to communicate to patients, families and staff in a respectful and courteous manner
  • Patience and understanding
  • Helpful and accommodating manner
  • Sensitive, compassionate and tactful nature
  • Able to undertake tasks on own or as part of a team 
  • Experience of working or volunteering with children, young people and families
  • Friendly telephone manner
  • Understanding of loss and bereavement issues
  • Listening skill
  • Reliable and trustworthy

We will need you:

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Some weekends (for remembrance events and support groups)

Some evenings (for support groups)

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