Dementia Befriender VolunteerVacancy posted: Monday, 9 January 2017
Salary: Agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Location: Ayrshire North
Quarriers North Ayrshire Dementia Befriending Service aims to promote a service, in and out of the home, for people living with dementia living in the North Ayrshire area which promotes empowerment, confidence and wellbeing.
This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Would you like to be a befriender or volunteer in another role and make a real difference to people’s lives?
We need people from all over North Ayrshire whatever your age, whether you’re studying, employed or retired. The role is to support people with dementia with activities they enjoy or any hobbies they may have.
Your support will help to reduce any isolation and loneliness, provide respite for families and relieve pressure and enable them to care for the person with dementia so that they can remain at home as long as possible.
Just a few hours a week can make a real difference.
The Dementia Befriender Volunteers are carefully matched with the person they visit and will visit a person with dementia on a regular basis.
They will provide support with agreed social and recreational activities.
Build up good relationships with the person with dementia and their family.
Maintain accurate and legible records of visits.
Liaise with and report to the Befriending Coordinator on a regular basis including any changes or concerns regarding the service user.
REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:
No special qualifications or knowledge are required for this role although volunteers should be patient, reliable and have good communication and listening skills.
Some understanding of dementia and how it affects people would be useful or if not, a willingness to learn.
WHERE & WHEN:
Time and place agreed with volunteer and service user.
At least 6 months commitment to enable a relationship to be established.
TRAINING & SUPPORT PROVIDED:
- Training will include:
- Dementia Awareness Training
- Adult Protection
- Moving & handling (in relation to wheelchair if applicable)
Volunteers will have the continual support from the Volunteer Coordinator and the Volunteer Centre.
Application Form, meeting with Volunteer Coordinator, PVG and reference check.
Agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed.
|Contact Name||Louise McGinty|
|Address||Quarriers Volunteer Centre
Bridge of Weir
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