Complementary therapists offer specialist therapy to parents as a method of relaxation during their stay in the hospice. On occasions therapists may be asked to work with affected children or siblings if they have the appropriate qualifications.
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE INVOLVED IN?
- Providing therapy to parents for relaxation during their stay in the hospice
- Providing therapy to children if requested by the Care Team and parents
- At times providing therapy to staff and volunteers on request
- Keeping detailed, confidential records of treatment
- Managing or access to sensitive and confidential medical and personal information regarding the children and families accessing our services
- Complying with the CHAS Complementary Therapies Policy
- Complying with Health and Safety regulations governing the use of equipment and oils
WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES WILL I NEED TO HAVE?
- Excellent people skills
- Experienced therapist with recognised qualification (all therapists must have successfully undergone training which is recognised by one of the voluntary regulatory bodies)
- An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
- An ability to relate to people of all ages
- Good communication skills
- Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
- Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I OFFER?
You can volunteer on any day of the week, for a few hours, in the morning, afternoon or evening. This can be discussed and agreed with your Supervisor and the Hospice Volunteering Development Manager.
WHERE IS THIS OPPORTUNITY BASED?
Rachel House Hospice in Kinross OR Robin House Hospice in Balloch
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
If you would like additional information about the role:
- Please visit: https://www.chas.org.uk/volunteers/complementary-therapist
- Call 01577 866065
- Email email@example.com.
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online: https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form