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Support at Home Volunteer - Bristol

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Support at Home Volunteer
Location: Bristol
Commitment: a minimum of 2 hours per week for at least 6 months

About the role:
The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.

About the Team:
Sometimes a little help can go a long way.
The Independent Living (IL) service are dedicated to making the lives of vulnerable people that little bit better. We're a small team dotted all over the country that share the same goal - to help those that need it most.
From picking up groceries to helping out around the house, we're there to make a difference. There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.

About the person:
We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills and full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. Also:
  • Sensitivity when working with people vulnerable to crisis and an interest in their well-being
  • An ability to provide patient, positive encouragement with the aim of helping people to help themselves
  • An understanding of the differing physical needs of service users
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
  • Willingness to attend volunteer induction and appropriate training for the role
  • This role requires a DBS/PVG check to the appropriate level
  • Uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy

Tasks Included in this Role:
  • Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital.
  • Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time.
  • Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation.
  • Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care.
  • Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user.

What We Offer:
  • The chance to work with a variety of different people from different walks of life and make a real difference to their lives.
  • Recognition of the skills and experience you bring to the organisation with additional training given as required, so you can represent the Red Cross with confidence.
  • A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones.
  • The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people.
  • Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty.
  • Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Additional Information:
You may be required to undertake additional learning modules dependant on contract requirements or the scope of the project.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis.

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Required Role

Support at Home Volunteer - Bristol

Key responsibilities

* Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital. * Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time. * Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation. * Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care. * Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user.

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  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Telephone

Skill to gain

  • Administration and Clerical
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Telephone
  • Time Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 31-01-2020

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Location

Tower Rd N, Warmley, Bristol, UK
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