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The RAF Association is looking for proactive individuals in a number of locations across the UK. No experience is required as full training will be provided, although a successful Team Leader will...

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Befriender

Vacancy · Anytime
High Street, Newbridge, Newport, NP11 4AJ, United Kingdom
1 spot left.
#27561
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/RAFA/opportunities/Befriender/27561 to join
Detailed description
A Befriender carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF family (beneficiary), on behalf of the RAF Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and outcome focused support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider RAF family. Befriender volunteers are required to: Regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location Listen to, and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raised self-esteem Work within the remit of the Befriending Plan and promote activities to meet the identified outcomes Research into local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary Identify ways to connect with other beneficiaries to promote friendship groups. Identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Officer (AWO) if required Keep a note of visits undertaken, with recommendations and actions. Provide this information and regular updates to the AWO Talking to others,Counselling,Listening "Befriender volunteers will be given full training in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake the role. Overnight stays may be required for some training. Initial training will consist of: One day Befriender volunteer training course Volunteers may also have the opportunity to shadow an existing Befriender volunteer Refresher Training will consist of either: A One day refresher Befriender volunteer training course (every three years) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD), throughout the year, either online or through attending locally run courses related to the Befriender volunteer role A DBS renewal check will also need to take place every 5 years."
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About RAFA
The RAF Association is looking for proactive individuals in a number of locations across the UK. No experience is required as full training will be provided, although a successful Team Leader will need to be a confident and organised person.
1 spot left.
#27561
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/RAFA/opportunities/Befriender/27561 to join