Daycare Assistant
Hosted by: Age UK Barnsley

Purpose of role:
To volunteer regularly to support older people in our friendly day centre, which provides socialisation and encourages independence.

Tasks:
• Greeting and accompanying members on arrival and when leaving the centre
• Help with coats and being seated
• Help with organised activities and games, encouraging and supporting members to participate
• Listening to and talking with service users, helping to promote a spirit of friendship within day care
• Encouraging social interaction, especially for those who are new to the centre or who find it difficult to join in
• Assist in the preparation of hot drinks and a snack
• Assist with the serving of lunch
• Complete other assigned tasks as agreed with the centre manager

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM

How many volunteers are needed:

1

Recruitment process:

We always welcome new volunteers and value the contributions that our volunteers make to the work we do for the elderly people of Barnsley.
We do have a procedure for the recruitment of volunteers, this includes the completion of a short application form followed by an informal chat with the Volunteer Coordinator or the Daycare Manager.

Skills and quaifications:

Requirements:
• Friendly and adaptable
• Able to communicate clearly and effectively
• Empathy, patience and good listening skills
• Enjoyment of the company of older people
• Willing to work with a diverse group of older people
• To comply with all health & safety requirements and organisational standards
• To undertake any training considered essential and/or beneficial to the post
• Report problems and concerns to the day centre manager
• Commitment to the policies of Age UK Barnsley, particularly those relating to Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality
• A Disclosure & Barring Check may be required prior to undertaking this role.

Hours of Volunteering: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Caring