Smart Life Support Volunteer

We are looking for Volunteers with easy access to Harlow to join our Smart Life service which is a service that supports people over 16 years of age who may be suffering from one or more long term conditions and/or social isolation. Smart Life Volunteers will work with a person for approximately 2-4 hours per week to provide encouragement and support over a 3­-6 month period. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support through the Volunteer Recruitment Consultant.

Skills

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially listening skills

* Ability to relate to and empathise with people in order to understand their motivation and personal inspiration for change

* Understanding of the issues facing those who may be socially isolated, sufferingfrom long term medical conditions, those in a caring role or who face adverse and complex health or social care needs

* Ability to be non judgemental, self aware, patient, understanding, flexible, positive and supportive

* Reliability

* Willingness to undertake induction training and work within the organisation's guidelines and policies.


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
    Visiting people in their own homes.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 02/03/2018

End Date: 02/03/2019

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Availability Details

Time Commitment: Between 2-4 hours per week dependant upon individual and personal goals set.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Epping, Harlow, Uttlesford

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