Why we need you:
You’ll play a key role in enabling people living with dementia to engage in meaningful activities within a group setting and to socialise with others in a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Helping to set up the room and tidying away at the end of the group.
  • Preparing and distributing refreshments.
  • Welcoming and talking to people living with dementia.
  • Assisting people living with dementia to engage in activities.
  • This role doesn’t involve providing personal care or giving advice or guidance.
This role will suit you if you:
  • Have good verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Enjoy meeting new people and being part of a team.
  • Are aware of or are interested in learning about dementia and its impact on people.
  • Can demonstrate empathy and compassion.
What you can expect from us:
·       We will make you feel welcome, included and respected.

·       You will receive one-to-one or group based support.

·       You’ll have a role manager who will support you throughout your journey with us.

·       Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start in line with our policy.

·       We’ll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role.

·       You’ll have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers.

What we need from you:
To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

·       Two references and proof of identity.

·       Essential learning to complete before starting your role will take about two and a half days.

·       To put the role into practice most effectively and to ensure a consistent service for people living with dementia this role is recommended to continue for at least 3 months.

·       You will need to complete an enhanced without barred list DBS or Access NI check, in line with the legal requirements. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.