Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19958)

Position Categories: Full Time, new, North West, Voluntary

Location: Radcliffe, Manchester

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 12 September 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Our supported living service in Radcliffe, Bury, provides tenancies to adults who have a learning disability. Our staff team support the service users to attend social activities and complete daily living skills such as shopping and using public transport. To compliment the work we do we are looking for befrienders, who share the same interests as the service users, to provide social companionship and accompany them to activities in the local community.

Purpose of the role: One of our tenants has asked for a friendly, approachable Volunteer Befriender to help him gain confidence in social situations and go out with him into the local community. This gentleman loves music, particularly Frank Sinatra and 60’s classics, and says it would be brilliant if his befriender had similar music tastes. He also likes browsing CD’s and DVD’s to add to his collection, visiting cafes and enjoys watching comedians and impressionists.

Our tenant describes himself as talkative, reliable and funny and would greatly benefit from a befriender that can have a chat with him about his interests and help him research activities and events in the local area. If you have great communication skills and share any of the interests mentioned above we’d love to hear from you!

Suggested Time Commitment: Our tenant would like to meet with his befriender on either a Monday morning, a Wednesday, or a Friday morning, so we ask that applicants are available on at least one of these days.

Application Instructions:

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