Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19826)

Position Categories: Midlands, new, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: Northamptonshire

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 20 May 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support’s community services in Northamptonshire provide support to people with learning disabilities. Our services include residential care and support, day services, supported living, educational programmes and volunteering opportunities.
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, irrespective of their intellectual capacity, gender, race, age or religious persuasion. This role will be based in the local community.
Purpose of the role: We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly person to meet with one of our service users on a weekly basis, where you will accompany him to the cinema, shopping, and meet him for meals in the town centre. This is a bespoke role to support a young man with Asperger’s and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The aim of this role is to encourage the service user to socialise and interact with others so that he feels more confident in tasks and less isolated in his daily life.
The gentleman you will be befriending has learning difficulties and speech difficulties but can communicate with a patient person. We are looking for a patient and understanding volunteer who will be able to take the time to get to know the service user. With your support he will gain confidence and independence and feel confident leaving his home to meet with you in the community.
Suggested Time Commitment: Volunteers will preferably be able to volunteer between 2-4 hours per week between Monday and Friday.

Application Instructions:

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