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London
Unremunerated
Page 3 of 15
Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland
Middlesbrough
Voluntary
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Purpose

The primary purpose of this role is to facilitate and provide hands-on support for the various groups, activities & events run by Carers Together. Volunteers will facilitate and get involved with activities & events designed to support carers and those they care for.

Core Tasks

  • Involvement in, and facilitation of, activities & events, including D-Cafe events

  • Befriending attendees, both carers and the cared for person

  • Various other administration duties including preparation and signing people in

Skills

  • Good people and listening skills

  • Good administration and organisation skills

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of carers’ legislation and the issues carers face would be beneficial

  • Knowledge of working with people with memory loss would be of benefit

  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and logistics of correct moving and handling

Understanding

  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and the needs of carers and those they care for, including those who suffer from memory loss

  • A basic understanding of the role of carers and the issues they face

  • Understanding of the importance of volunteers within Carers Together

Qualities

  • Friendly demeanour, positive manner and a sense of humour are essential

  • Patience. reliability, adaptability and a desire to help others are important

  • Enjoy meeting new people

  • Ability to use discretion when appropriate

Training

Mandatory training will be provided for all volunteers which will include an overview of the work of Carers Together and carers’ legislation.

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Posted on: 21 May 2020
Closing date: 19 August 2020
Tags: Admin,Social Care/Development

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