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Job title:Volunteer in Waltham Forest
Job ref:D.Court
Job type:Part-time
Date posted:12th December 2019
Closing date:31st March 2020
Location:Waltham Forest
Number of positions:1
Job description:

D.Court is a Supported Living service with self-contained flats. We deliver care and support to a total of 9 individuals with a range of needs, from learning disabilities, autism and mental health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and patient volunteer to befriend a gentleman with mobility difficulties.

The individual is 41 years old and lives in his own flat. He suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Sickle Cell Anaemia and mild learning disabilities. He uses a scooter in the community, he can walk slowly when inside his flat. He also uses a wheelchair when getting inside vehicles. This gentleman is of Jamaican origin, he is a Rastafarian and loves Jamaican food.

He is a very independent and social person, who enjoys the company of his friends. The individual can sometimes feel lonely and would enjoy the opportunity to interact with new people.

Applicants with a similar cultural background encouraged to apply.

This role is part-time - 10 hours per week. 14:00 – 16:00 (Monday to Fridays), working pattern subject to flexibility with possible candidate.

About us

Outward is a registered charity, part of The Newlon Group, set up in Waltham Forest in 1975 by a group of parents who were keen for their children with learning disabilities to live their lives outside of institutional care; ‘out of the wards’.

We provide care and support services across North, East and South London to give vulnerable people better choices and greater independence. These include:

  • Young people who have experienced street homelessness
  • Young people in housing need, including those leaving care
  • Older people who need support and care
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with autism spectrum disorder
  • People with mental health issues

We employ over 450 staff and support over 1000 vulnerable adults within their communities. We are committed to providing quality care and support to those who need it. Everything we do is underpinned by a core philosophy of tailoring support to meet individual need.

Outward is an Investors in Volunteers accredited organisation and this means that we meet national standards around involving volunteers in our organisation. We recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to Outward and work hard to ensure volunteers receive high-quality support in their placements.

Benefits

Regular support from an on-site Volunteer Supervisor and the Volunteer Manager.

Quarterly volunteer forums and volunteer celebration events.

Reimbursement of travel expenses (£5 cap per day) and lunch expenses if volunteering for over 5 hours.

References

Substantial and specific training around social care and the specific needs of the people you are volunteering with.

There will also be opportunities to progress within Outward.

Salary:
Contract hours:
How to apply:Please email volunteering@outward.org.uk or call 07584311547 for more information.

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