Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19379)

Position Categories: Learning Disability, Mental Health, new, North East, Part Time, Physical Disabilities

Location: Middlesbrough

Salary: Voluntary Basis

Closing Date: 25 December 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 19379CRJ

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. Our Amersham Road service in Middlesbrough offers supported living for adults with a range of support needs, such as a learning disability, mental health need or a physical and sensory impairment.
Our tenants are supported with household management, learning independence and life skills and social inclusion. In order to continue to improve the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our tenants, we are looking to recruit Volunteer Befriender’s who can provide companionship and reduce social isolation.
The purpose of the Volunteer Befriender role is to enable service users to engage more with their service and their local community, and promoting social inclusion. As a Befriender, you will have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Through the support you offer as a Volunteer Befriender you will increase the confidence of our service users and promote their independence. This may involve helping service users to organising social events and activities within the service or sourcing meaningful activities within the community.
We would suggest a time commitment of one morning each week, but this can be discussed with your supervisor during the volunteer interview.
We do not accept CV’s as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency, all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.

Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.