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OPP OF THE DAY: Day Centre Volunteer, Beacon

Responsible to: Jackie Tromans (Centre Manager)

Hours available: 10am – 3pm, Monday to Thursday

Purpose: To assist the staff team in delivering a varied programme of social and leisure activities in small groups and on a one to one basis.

Summary of Duties:
• Meeting and greeting clients and providing support and assistance into Beacon Centre
• Making refreshments
• Guiding clients around the centre
• Helping to set up and clear away activities
• Assisting to deliver social activities –craft, quiz’s, exercise, socials, music etc. while encouraging clients to socialise
• Providing support to visually impaired clients, including those with limited mobility, and wheelchair users.
• Providing support to people with limited communication skills to enable their participation in individual and small group activities
• Assisting with fire evacuation if necessary

The Role:
• The purpose of this role is to provide assistance to staff, to help support the visually impaired people who visit the day centre
• Good communication skills and an outgoing and friendly approachable manner are essential, as are reliability and a commitment to confidentiality
• Gain experience of working with visually impaired people
• An opportunity to meet new people
• Ability/willingness to understand the issues faced by Individuals living with sight loss
• To be non-judgemental and have the ability to treat people with respect
• A DBS disclosure is required for this role

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Becky Sinar
Email: BSinar@beaconvision.org

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