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Volunteer Therapist required - Sue Ryder's Duchess of Kent House
Sue Ryder's Duchess of Kent House offers personalised care and support for people with life limiting conditions.
We are looking for experienced Complementary Therapist’s in Massage/Aromatherapy massage or Reflexology to volunteer in our Day Hospice and Inpatient unit at the Duchess of Kent House Hospice in Reading.
We are looking for therapists to volunteer:
2 .5 hours a week in our Day Therapy unit on a Friday morning 10.00 - 12.30.
2 hours a week on our Inpatient unit preferably afternoon.
Patients and carers are offered hand or foot massage/reflexology treatments which they really enjoy and benefit from.
You will be working closely alongside other members of the palliative care team and although palliative care experience is an advantage, it is not essential.
We do ask that you are have a national recognised qualification, membership of a relevant professional association and your own insurance and evidence of post qualification experience of at least 6 months. Experience of working with patients with complex needs is desirable. Good listening skills and ability to communicate effectively with, staff, patients and families. Ideally we would hope that you would be able commit to volunteer regularly for at least a year.
We offer volunteers in this role, regular reviews and emotional support from our small friendly team. This is an opportunity to use your skills to support people at a difficult time, while developing your experience within a palliative healthcare environment.
Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator
Tele: 0118 9550400
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