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Berkshire Healthcare NHS FT: Volunteer Ward Activities Assistant
We are looking for volunteers who would be confident and happy to lead half hour activity sessions for patients such as, playing board games, discussing the news, quizzes etc. A large part of this role is about providing a positive distraction – a break in hospital routine for our patients. The skills and characteristics required to be effective in the role are: confident and outgoing; excellent communication skills; organised and flexible; willing to work within boundaries as advised by the clinical team; have a clear understanding of confidentiality; enthusiasm; reliable and punctual; responsible attitude to health, welfare & safety of self & others. The role includes leading ½ hour weekly activities; liaising with clinic staff who will guide with ideas and provide resources; interacting with patients in groups and 1:1. Benefits toy you: local induction from a friendly team; satisfaction of knowing you are trying to make a positive difference; an insight into aspects of working on a busy hospital ward mainly providing rehabilitation care and elderly care; a reference for future employment or education. [Maidenhead Health]
Jo Mayall
01753 638548