Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19934)

Position Categories: Learning Disability, London, new, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: East Finchley

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 04 November 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Lingwood Court is a supported living service for ten adults aged 38-64 with a learning disability. The building is spacious and has large communal areas for the tenants to enjoy, including a kitchen, dining area and a big garden.

The tenants are a great group of people who have varying support needs, although, overall they can be described as fairly independent. Some of them are in full-time employment, some part-time volunteering and almost all of them are attending some kind of day centre or recreational activity on a regular basis. As they have all lived at Lingwood Court for a long time, they know each other really well and enjoy good relationships with one another. We would like to continue promoting their independence by matching the service users with a befriender who can enjoy activities in the local community with them.

Purpose of the role: As a Volunteer Befriender you will provide a friendly face to a service user matched to you based on your personality and interests. The role will involve supporting the service user to access a community activity, pubs and cafes, music events, football games, local art galleries and museums, parks, or if you prefer, within their own home.

We are looking for patient, understanding volunteers who are happy to try out new activities with the service users. They may sometimes need encouragement to try new things and visit new places, which friendly, positive and approachable volunteers will be able to promote them to do.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to combine their friendly, kind hearted nature with their enthusiasm to try new things whilst supporting a member of their local community.

Suggested Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week on any day.

Application Instructions:

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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.