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Volunteer Complementary Therapy Massage Therapist for Terrence Higgins -london
Terrence Higgins Trust
The HIV and sexual health charity for life
Volunteer Role Description
Complementary Therapy Massage Therapist
Terrence Higgins Trust is committed to achieving a good volunteering experience for all of our volunteers. We believe in equal opportunities and welcome applications to volunteer from all. We particularly welcome applications from our service users and those who have benefited from our services. Where Criminal Disclosures are required we will review all cases on an individual basis and a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to volunteering with us.
Introduction to Role:
To provide support as a professionally qualified and insured complementary therapist, aimed at increasing the well-being of Terrence Higgins Trust’s service users. To participate as one of the Complementary Therapy Team.
The Type of Tasks / Activities you could be involved with:
Providing regular massage therapy sessions (3 hours per week)
Recording case histories and keeping accurate and confidential records
Attending relevant training
Keeping up-to-date with current complementary therapy issues
Attending team meetings, when appropriate
Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of good practice relating to HIV, STIs and their treatments
Desirable Skills / Experience Sought:
Ability to listen and empathise
Understanding of the need for boundaries in the therapeutic relationship
Level of approved training and competence in therapy acceptable to co-ordinator
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to deliver service in a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner
Demonstrate sensitivity to clients’ needs
Punctuality and reliability
Commitment to representing THT in a positive & constructive way
Appropriate training provided
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses where possible
Support and supervision
References given subject to THT policy
Opportunity to undertake accredited training programmes
Opportunity to develop and update skills and gain new experiences
We ask volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
Services provided at London Lighthouse West (Ladbroke Grove)
Daytimes, Evenings (negotiable)
Training & Support:
Mandatory 10-hour induction training plus additional training for role. Group or one-to-one support provided.
Restrictions (e.g. Age, Gender, Sexuality, HIV Status, Access):
Must be 18 years or over
Application Form, References, Interview
Is a Criminal Record Check (DBS) required?:
Core Activities, all volunteers will be expected to:
Promote and adhere to THT’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Confidentiality Policy and Volunteer Code of Conduct
Promote and maintain health and safety regulations, practices and conditions
Be responsible for the security of buildings and their contents and the charity’s resources
Complete all necessary paperwork and provide basic monitoring data as required
Take part in group support sessions and supervision as required for the role
Attend meetings, conferences and undertake training as appropriate
For Further Information Contact:
London Volunteer Coordinator
Terrence Higgins Trust
314-320 Gray's Inn Road | London | WC1X 8DP
THT Direct: 0845 1221 200
Opening Hours: 10am–10pm Mon-Fri, 12noon-6pm Sat-Sun
Terrence Higgins Trust is a registered charity (reg. no. 288527). Company reg. no. 1778149. Registered office: 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8DP.
Registered in England, Scotland and Wales. A company limited by guarantee.
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