Organisation: Action on Elder Abuse
Are you empathetic? A good listener? Have a keen interest in supporting vulnerable older people?
Help older clients through their trauma of elder abuse onto a pathway of recovery by building a friendship based on trust and respect with Action on Elders vulnerable elderly clients.
Once a referral is received and has been risk-assessed:
- Contact the client to arrange a first meeting, on a one-to-one basis, possibly in the client’s home.
- Introduce the client to activities or groups they might not have tried before, but would like to.
- Support the client to overcome any barriers to commence recovery from issue or concern relating to recovery.
- Undertake and/or work towards mutually agreed goals as stipulated in client individual development plan.
- Create and adhere to volunteer/client agreement.
- Encourage and motivate the client to be more physically active, or to engage socially or take other steps to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Arranging to attend activities with the person you are supporting using the mode of transport they will use after you withdraw support.
- Attending activities with the person you are supporting.
- Attending Support/Advice/Training sessions with other volunteers
- Contributing to the collection of information about how the project runs.
- Help your linked client with agreed activities
- Advocating on their behalf, helping them to have a voice
- Empower the client to regain back control that has been lost through abuse.
- Encouraging to make their own decisions and choices
- Assisting the client with reintegration back into the community if they have become isolated due to the abuse
- To be able to recognise and work within personal and organisational boundaries
Benefits of the opportunity:
1. Developing new skills and gaining access to a breadth of training
2. Regular one-to-one support and supervision from project coordinator
3. Playing a vital role in supporting an older person in their recovery from abuse
If you are interested in this role and require further information, please contact the National Peer Development Officer, Carly Snead on 020 8835 9294/07495 553150 or alternatively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ref: EXPIRED - LF378 | Published: 04th Dec 2015