Visiting patients in their homes to provide support of their therapy, as prescribed by a palliative care professional and within the scope of the volunteers training and competencies.
Completion of visiting records and documentation of activities undertaken with patient/carer.
Working closely with a supervising health professional
Engaging with patients, their carers, and the team
Following the project’s guidelines/procedures
Learn and develop new skills
Gain experience of working in a caring profession
Opportunity to help people to improve and make the most of their lives despite having a terminal illness
Opportunity to meet and work with interesting and diverse people
Opportunity to give back to the community in a direct and meaningful way
Get job references and develop a portfolio of skills and training gained
Travel expenses paid (TFL zones 1-6)
Friendly and approachable person who is able to get on well with people of different backgrounds
Caring person who is committed to help improve patients quality of life
Be able to work in a professional manner with patients who have a terminal illness
Ability to complete patient files and other written documents as instructed
Be enthusiastic to learn and practice new skills
Be reliable and flexible
Be able to speak and read/write English
My Home Life (myhomelife.org.uk) is an international initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people. We are looking for someone special to support the My Home Life England vision of ‘quality of life for all people who live, work, visit and die in care homes’!