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Sheffield Carers Centre

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Sheffield Carers Centre is the citywide provider of support for unpaid carers in Sheffield. It offers a range of support...

Hospital Liaison Volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 05 Mar 2018 and 11 May 2018. Closing date for applications is 11 May.

In partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals we are seeking friendly and motivated individuals to promote our services. Through engaging with family and friends of patients and working with ward staff, the aim is to identify new carers and provide information about the support available to them.

What skills do I need?

• Good interpersonal & communication skills. • Confident and empathic • Good listening skills and the ability to analyse and assess information given by carers. • Able to understand the issues carers may face. • Good keyboard skills and the ability to input data. • Ability to work on own initiative • Reliable • Punctual

What will I gain?

• Understanding of the needs of carers. • Experience of assessing the needs of carers. • Experience of working in a hospital setting. • Working to company policy and procedures.

Training and support

There will be an extensive induction and training package related to this role which will be undertaken by Sheffield Carers Centre and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. You will spend time with the carers centre's team's to gain a good understanding of the services that we provide. You will also be given training on a wide number of subjects including: • Boundaries and good practice • Moving & Handling • Safeguarding Adults • Safeguarding Children • infection Prevention & Control • Resuscitation • Health, Safety & Welfare • Fire Safety • Equality & Diversity

Time commitment

We would ideally like volunteers to commit a minimum of 3-4 hours a week but we can be flexible and are happy discuss individually.







DBS (criminal records) check



Northern General Hospital Herries Road S5 7AU

Travel information

There are a number of buses that stop near the hospital
  • CausesEducation, Health, Social isolation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Communication skills, Hands-on tasks, Listening, Organising
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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