Support and Therapy Craft Group Volunteer

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This role requires a volunteer to run a new ‘Craft Group’ which will support and enable patients and carers who have an interest in various types of crafts.

The volunteer will need to discuss and make an appropriate plan, with Support & therapy sister, a member of the therapist’s team and the activity support worker for the group to set up and clear away equipment used for the group sessions, and work closely alongside permanent staff whilst supporting patients within the group.

About the organisation

Kirkwood Hospice cares for the terminally ill and provides holistic care.

What are they looking for?

Essential & Desirable experience:
No previous knowledge of their service is necessary, it is essential the applicant is of a patient nature and is confident at assisting with patient equipment such as wheelchairs. Training can be provided in areas where the volunteer is lacking experience. A good all round knowledge of crafting would be required.

Date and details

Day required: Wednesday afternoons
Time: 12:45pm – 3:45pm

The objectives of the group is to offer activity based opportunity for peer support, to offer an opportunity for patients to share and learn, develop or maintain skills and to offer an opportunity for participants to engage in group or individual projects. The successful volunteer would be working closely with and alongside service users and work under the guidance of and managed by Sister Elaine Gill or the qualified nurse on duty at the time of the shift. The post will be ongoing and be reviewed at regular 6 monthly intervals. Applicants would be required to attend for informal interview and if successful attend induction prior to starting.

How to apply

Contact: Sister Elaine Gill
elaine.gill@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk
01484 557900