Befriender

Summary

To provide additional support to people who use our services on a 1-1 or group basis, independently or with other staff/volunteers dependent on activity.

Location

Cheshire House | Derry/Londonderry

Time commitment

Suggested commitment is 2 hours weekly, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly depending on the volunteering opportunity, but a regular commitment is appreciated.

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A man in his wheelchair in front of an iPad with skype on

Role description

Specific tasks and duties

Supporting adults with physical disabilities to get involved in their chosen activities. 

Activities may take place within the person’s home or within the community. 

Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role

Attend regular review and support meetings every 3 months

 

Skills needed

Positive attitude to working with disabled people

Enthusiasm

Good interpersonal skills

Reliable and trustworthy

Open to learning new skills

Willingness to attend training

Committed to working within our aims, values, policies and procedures.

Training and support

Full induction training including;

Information on Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire’s policies and procedures, including boundaries

Disability rights & Communication

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

 

Application Requirements

Application form, two references, informal interview

Enhanced AccessNI Disclosure

Over 18