At Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) it’s our people that make us special as a values-led community-based housing association. As our Dementia Worker, you will work within the BeFriend Project, providing a first class befriending service to customers who are living with dementia. Reporting to the Project Co-ordinator, you will assess older people in the community, who are living with dementia and are isolated, to provide BHA’s befriending service. You will assist the Project Co-ordinator in managing, training, and expanding the team of volunteers who provide one to one befriending.
BHA’s successful BeFriend Project operates across Berwickshire and the Kelso area, providing informal companionship to people over 65 who are living in their own homes and are isolated or lonely. You will assist the Project Co-ordinator in developing a new volunteering role of Dementia Befriender, and new training to compliment the role.
You will assess befriendees who are living with dementia and match them with a befriender, referring them to our Group service, or to external services which might be able to help.
You should be enthusiastic about promoting the Project in the community and be able to speak confidently about BHA and what it has to offer.
You are someone who enjoys helping your colleagues out when needed, with the services that BeFriend has to offer.
Training can be provided.
This role is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We operate an agile working model, which means you can be flexible with your working patterns and location i.e. between your home, our offices in Duns, and other hubs, as appropriate.
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