- Visit the hospice at least once per month.
- Be available to staff offering advice and support re. specific spiritual issues which arise in their care delivery.
- As requested, to help children, young people and their families to articulate thoughts and wishes in connection with their spiritual needs.
- Be available to children, young people and their families as they look to find meaning in the context of suffering and possibly re-evaluate their values and beliefs.
- To attend LMPM meetings as invited by the Chaplain Volunteer Supervisor or Locality Wellbeing Lead and in this setting participate in the support offered to staff.
- As requested, to be involved in the provision of religious services and ordinances.
- Support the Spiritual Care Manager in raising staff awareness of the issues of spiritual care.
- Friendly and enthusiastic
- Good listening and communication skills
- To be able to work with individuals as well as part of a team
- Recognise own limitations and seek help if needed
- Committed and reliable
- Non-judgemental and accepting of multi-cultural/multi-faith beliefs
- Awareness of loss and bereavement
- Part of an active and supportive faith community
Supervision/ induction: You will be provided with a full induction by the Lead Chaplain or Chaplain Volunteer Supervisor, who will also provide you with regular supervision sessions
Location: Milton (Cambridgeshire), The Treehouse (Suffolk), The Nook (Norfolk)
Hours/time commitment: Monthly ‘keeping in touch’ visits to local hospice plus ad hoc as and when required
Recruitment process: Application form, informal interview, enhanced DBS & 2 references. You will also be required to undertake some mandatory training ahead of commencing your volunteer role, some of which will require an annual refresher e.g. safeguarding