Mental Health Concern is a registered charity that provides a broad range of services, supporting people with mental health problems to live valued lives. We are passionate about providing good quality care to people with dementia and their families. We also believe that it is entirely possible to live a good quality and meaningful life. With the right help, this is a reasonable expectation for anybody living with dementia.
We are looking to develop a team of volunteers to act as a ‘Befriender’ within our Dementia Care Service. We have Dementia Care services in Gateshead, Blaydon and Low Fell.
What does a ‘befriender’ do?
As a befriender you will be instrumental in developing a quality relationship with our residents through friendship and positive social interaction
Your role will include: -
You will not be expected to provide personal care as a befriender and the list of duties may vary depending on the service you will be volunteering with, however this will be discussed in detail during the recruitment and selection process.
How much time will you need to give?
You will need to commit to an agreed number of hours each week or fortnight, usually the same day and time. Ideally you will be able to provide continuity over a minimum of six months; this can all be discussed during the recruitment and selection process.
In return for your valuable time and dedication we offer you:-
We would love to hear from you if you:-
Recruitment and Selection Process
Please specify on your application which location you would like to volunteer in.
Once we receive your application this will be sent to the Dementia Care Service Managers for consideration. If your application is successful you will be invited to meet with a Dementia Care Service Manager to discuss the remit of the role.
If you are appointed to the Befriender role you will need to supply two references and complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please call Human Resources on ( Phone number removed )
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