20 Sep

Peer Support Group Volunteer Jobs Vacancy at Alzheimers Volunteer

Position
Peer Support Group Volunteer
Company
Alzheimers Volunteer
Location
ENG
Opening
20 Sep, 2018 30+ days ago

Alzheimers Volunteer urgently required following position for Peer Support Group Volunteer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Peer Support Group Volunteer Jobs Vacancy at Alzheimers Volunteer Jobs Details:

How does this role make a difference?
The Support Services (CrISP) volunteer role is essential to support staff, family
members and friends of those who care for people with dementia who are
attending CrISP groups. In this role you will ensure that group participants feel
comfortable and are able to participate.
What will you be doing?
  • Talking and listening to people with dementia and their carers in a sensitive and
supportive way
  • Being aware of practical and emotional needs, referring more complex issues to
specialist Society staff as appropriate
  • Providing basic information, including fact sheets and similar Society materials
  • Providing support and encouraging people to share their experiences for the
benefit of themselves and/or the wider group as appropriate
  • Assisting with the serving of food and refreshments where this is relevant to the
activity
  • Joining in with social activities that benefit the individual and/or group (for
example, board games, arts and crafts etc)
  • Keeping accurate and appropriate records of group activities where applicable
  • Attending events to promote the CrISP programme, handling and carrying
materials etc
  • Informing appropriate colleagues about how well things are going and to make
constructive comments on how to improve the experience of the service users
  • Learning about and following Alzheimer’s Society health and safety standards
at all times (including food hygiene where relevant)
  • Developing an understanding of Alzheimer’s Society activities and other local
services so that questions/enquiries can be handled well
  • Being aware of and committed to Society policies and procedures such as data
protection/confidentiality, equal opportunities/inclusion and code of conduct.
Our Volunteers are great at adapting to local need. So this role description highlights
the kind of activity you may be involved with. Any local variations will be
discussed separately as part of the recruitment process.
Will the role be suitable for you?
No special qualifications or experience needed. The role may be ideal for you if you
have:
  • An interest in volunteering to support people with dementia
  • Knowledge of or a willingness to learn about dementia and how it can affect
individuals, their families and carers
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Ability to be calm, patient and caring
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to complete basic records in writing (where relevant)
  • Ability to volunteer within service boundaries
  • An understanding of and commitment to, confidentiality
  • A willingness to learn about, and be committed to, the Society’s expectations
around values and behaviours
  • A commitment to teamwork with volunteers and staff from a variety of
backgrounds
  • A commitment to attend relevant learning and development workshops.
How will you be supported in this role?
  • You will have a locally named manager
  • There will be one-to-one and/or group based support sessions.

How much time will you need to give?
This role is flexible. We do hope you will be able to offer a few hours each week
during an agreed number of local CrISP programmes.
How will Alzheimer’s Society support you?
  • You will receive relevant induction for the role
  • You will benefit from ongoing training and other development opportunities
  • You will be provided with one-to-one and/or group based support
  • You will be reimbursed agreed out of pocket expenses in accordance with
Society policy.
References and criminal record checks will be taken as appropriate.
To apply for this role, or to find out more, please contact Michelle Bate (Volunteering Officer for Cheshire and St Helens) via email : Michelle.Bate@alzheimers.org.uk or call 01925 572239 ext 406


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