Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18636)

Position Categories: new, North West, Voluntary

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 23 January 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18636CRJ

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support’s services in Liverpool provide support to people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We aim to provide a supportive environment where people of all ages are encouraged and enabled to achieve their full potential as individuals and inclusive citizens in their own communities.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for a Volunteer Befriender to provide companionship to one of our sociable, enthusiastic, service users and accompany him to activities in the local community. He enjoys sport and likes to play tennis, table tennis, snooker and pool. In addition to sports he also likes to spend time watching films, tennis tournaments and is partial to watching quiz shows and game shows in the afternoon.

As a befriender, you might join him in one of the activities mentioned above or simply just have a chat over a cup of tea. The main purpose of a befriender is to promote social inclusion and encourage our service users to improve their social and community networks. As part of your role you may also support the service user to find new activities and groups relevant to his interests or try something new.

Suggested Time Commitment: 2 hours per week – preferably on a Sunday afternoon and/or Thursday afternoon.

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.