Support@Home Volunteer

                     

Reports To: Head of Family and Carer Support Team / Support@Home Lead

Location: In the patient’s home

Hours: Flexible – generally 2-6 hours per week

Making a Difference: to provide a home support service for patients of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.

The help given by a ‘Support@Home’ volunteer will mean a great deal to patients and their families and carers who are finding it hard to cope. Your help as a volunteer could help improve the quality of their lives at what is a very difficult time

Key Duties:

You will…

  • Provide support for the patient in coping with the effects of their illness and how it impacts on their day to day life.  
  • Support isolated patients and where appropriate offer a ‘sitting service’ to provide respite so that carers can go out or complete tasks.
  • Help if requested with setting up appropriate services (meals delivery services, domestic help, gardening help, prescription delivery service etc.)
  • Accompany patients to appointments or outings where desirable/ necessary.
  • Help to contact services and organisations for information and advice where appropriate.
  • Support patients’ families/ carers for a limited period after the person has died. 

Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…  

  • Someone with good listening and communication skills.
  • Able to understand the effects of a patient’s illness and how it impacts on them and their families/carers.
  • Someone who is practical and resourceful.
  • Able to work in a positive and professional manner.

 What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • Membership of a friendly, professional, multi-disciplinary team.  
  • Full training and ongoing development within the volunteer role.
  • A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.

If you would like to know more and be considered for this role please download the role specification, volunteer enrolment form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below:

Support@Home Volunteer Role Specification

Volunteer Enrolment Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Completed forms should be emailed to: recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk or posted to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA for the attention of the HR Department.

 

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The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.