Befriender (with interest in cars)

Making Space Published: October 18, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Practical Experience
Skill
Role Specific
Activities
Befriending & Buddying
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Making Space is a national health and social care charity. Our Rivacre service supports people that are a mixture of ages with varying mental health conditions. They are supported with:
improving their living skills, increasing people's social networks and supporting people to do activities that is meaningful to them.
We are looking for a befriender for a resident that has an interest in cars as staff at the service do not have much knowledge on this subject. You will be helping someone develop knowledge and skills in something they are very passionate about and will be helping them to increase their confidence and independence.

You will be:
Providing a listening ear and having meaningful conversations with residents.
Keeping isolated residents company.
Help one of the residents to develop their knowledge and skills on cars.
To follow Health and Safety policy.
To follow equality and diversity policy.
To volunteer a few hours a week that is flexible and convenient for you (including weekends and evening but not essential)

No qualifications are needed but you do need to:
Have an interest in helping people
Good communication skills
Have an interest in cars
Be empathetic and non judgemental
An understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries
Knowledge on mental health conditions is desirable but not essential.
An awareness of safeguarding adults (training will be provided on this) This role may require a DBS check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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