Befriending
Remote
Posted 2 months ago

Time: 30 minutes per week

About Langdon 

Langdon is a Jewish Charity, an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation supporting adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism to live independent lives through supported living, education, employment support and social activities. We support people in the Jewish Community in both London and Manchester enabling those to thrive and have equal opportunities and empowering them to live their very best lives and be their best, true selves.

What will you be doing? 

The objective of the role is to phone a Member on a weekly basis to chat, provide social companionship and to alleviate loneliness. You will demonstrate excellent listening skills and reliability.

The roles includes:

  • A 30–45-minute phone call once a week to chat to one of our Members.
  • Establishing and building a befriending relationship.
  • Allowing the Member to discuss topics of their choice.
  • Being able to provide support over the phone for the Member within boundaries.
  • Weekly commitment to provide stability for our Members.
  • Encourage conversations of mutual interest and maintaining flow of conversation.
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and maintaining client confidentiality.
What are we looking for?
  • You are a good communicator.
  • You enjoy supporting others.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills including active listening, and communication.
  • You are understanding, patient and empathetic.
  • You have the desire to support others.
What impact will I make and what will I gain?
  • An opportunity to use your time to make a real difference to a charitable organisation.
  • Being a part of long-standing community service.
  • Networking with local organisations and gaining office experience working in the charity sector.
  • An opportunity to develop your professional skills and boost your CV.
  • A certificate and reference on completion of your volunteering time at Langdon.
How to apply
  • Please complete the below application form or provide a covering letter, no more than 1 page of A4, and your CV to Tash at n.zack@langdonuk.org
  • All staff and volunteers require DBS checks and a reference. 

To find out more about how you can help support Langdon please contact Tash at n.zack@langdonuk.org

Closing Date- 31st August 2023

Whilst we support the Jewish community, we celebrate and benefit from the diversity of the communities in which we are based and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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