Key tasks will be:
To encourage residents to get involved in the community, to do activities in the communal area and to support
Providing a listening ear to people and keeping them company when they are feeling isolated.
To provide information and signpost people to other services when appropriate
To follow Health and Safety policy and to act responsibly
To follow Equality and Diversity policy
To follow lone working policy (e.g. logging in and out with staff at service when going out in the community with residents)
To volunteer a few hours a week that is flexible for you (including volunteering on weekends and evening but this is not essential)
No qualifications are needed but you do need to:
Have an interest in helping people.
Friendly and empathetic
Good communication skills
An understanding confidentiality and professional boundaries.
A knowledge of mental health conditions is desirable but not essential
An awareness of safeguarding adults (training will also be provided on this)