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Livewell Southwest: Chaplaincy Volunteer

Livewell Southwest is looking for a Chaplaincy Volunteer to undertake ward visitation and assist with record keeping, spiritual and pastoral care, and meet religious needs where appropriate.

Type: Emotional / social support

Location: All of Plymouth

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Livewell Southwest is looking for a Chaplaincy Volunteer to undertake ward visitation and assist with record keeping, spiritual and pastoral care, and meet religious needs where appropriate.

Livewell Southwest is at the forefront of integrating health and social care, which means that we care for people in new ways that are more efficient, with health and social care professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together. This helps us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place and at the right time.

You will find our teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health and wellbeing hubs, at community events and even at football matches.

In 2019 Livewell Southwest was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and received a rating of ‘good’ overall. Our mental health inpatient unit (Glenbourne) and our community learning disabilities team received an exceptional rating of ‘outstanding’.
Livewell Southwest is looking for a Chaplaincy Volunteer who has:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to listen and motivate patients
  • Ability to put people at ease and offer support without judgement
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Understanding of confidentiality, record keeping, disclosure and self-awareness
  • Experience of working pastorally with people and in a similar setting
  • Ability to work with people from diverse faith and belief communities
  • Understanding of personal and professional boundaries
  • In good standing with faith community /denomination
  • Ability to work according to infection control and health and safety and local Chaplaincy guidelines
  • Reliable and committed to the role

The Role

  • Ward visitation and assisting with record keeping
  • Assist with spiritual and pastoral care
  • Assist in meeting religious needs where appropriate
  • Pushing patients who are wheelchair users where necessary
  • Assist with Eucharistic ministry or services
  • To be a visible presence of Chaplaincy on the wards and in the hospital
  • To show pastoral and spiritual care to all
  • To assist in meeting patient’s religious needs and refer on to the Chaplain if and when appropriate
  • To assist patients to attend Chapel services and be involved in sacred aspects of Chaplaincy
  • To be accountable to the Lead Chaplain

Benefits to the volunteer include:

  • Opportunity to volunteer in a large social enterprise
  • Improve the experience of people who use our services and their families
  • Experience a professional environment
  • Gain skills and practical experience within a forward thinking organisation delivering a unique range of services
  • Opportunity to be recognised for your contribution

Livewell Southwest will provide:

  • An induction into the organisation and work area
  • Relevant training, support and information for you to carry out your volunteering role
  • Ongoing support and supervision from the Lead Chaplain
  • A safe workplace
  • A written reference
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (on production of receipts)
  • Standard/Enhanced DBS check – dependant on the role
  • ID badge to be worn at all times
  • Copy of dress code

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Livewell Southwest: Chaplaincy Volunteer

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