Role: Bereavement Support Volunteer (for individuals who are dead or severely hard of hearing)
Reports to: Wellbeing Team Lead
Role Days/Hours: 3-4 hours per week, depending on volunteer availability
Location: Constituencies of the Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme
Closing Date: 10 December 2023
How you can make a difference
Providing support to grieving people who are living with profound deafness or who are severely hard of hearing.
Why Birmingham Hospice needs you
Birmingham Hospice is recruiting volunteers who can use BSL (British Sign Language), to train and deliver bereavement support for those who are deaf or severely hard of hearing, and living in the constituencies covered by the Yardley Neighbourhood Network Scheme.
This is a 12-month pilot project. We will cover all travel expenses, provide free training and regular group supervision.
Skills and experience required:
- The ability to communicate proficiently in BSL.
- Good listening skills.
- Able to travel (either using own transport or public transport). If using own transport, have a clean driving licence.
- Have access to a laptop and have basic IT literacy skills.
- Be able to demonstrate empathy and compassion.
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries.
- An ability to demonstrate an awareness of the importance self-care.