Social Inclusion Assistant

Where Kingshill Court, Wigan, Standish, WN6 0AR, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Hours/month 2 hours per week
Expenses Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed
Name Tariq Amin
Phone 01257 421 332
Social Inclusion Assistant

At Kingshill Residential Home, people receive support that is personalised to them to promote their recovery from a mental health illness with the aim of independent living. Staff and volunteers work with people to build their skills, to try new things and build on hobbies/interests.

Why we need you

As a volunteer you will be able to spend more time with residents doing leisure/recreational activities which they find more enjoyable. You will be working as part of a team in supporting residents to build confidence and skills whilst gaining experience yourselves.

What will I be doing?

  • To liaise with staff about supporting residents with their interests and activities which will help with their recovery and to build confidence.
  • To support a small group of residents or one to one support with getting involved in activities and going out locally.
  • To provide a listening ear and to build a good rapport with residents.
  • To be aware of the organisation's Health and Safety Policy and to act responsibly.

Who are we looking for?

No qualifications are needed but some experience with supporting people with a mental health condition is useful but not essential, as training will be provided. We are looking for volunteers that are good listeners, positive and patient, want to help others and are good with people.

During your application, a DBS (Disclosure Barring Check) may be done depending on your volunteer role. Your volunteer contact will support you with this and a positive disclosure doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from volunteering with is. The DBS is free of charge and will involve filling out an online form and bringing proof of ID.

If you're interested, please complete the application form here.

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