OPP OF THE DAY: Foot Care Service Volunteer (Brierley Hill) – Age UK Dudley

To provide a basic toe nail cutting and foot care service to older people. Reporting to: ‘Stepping Out’ Foot Care Project Co-ordinator Location: Footcare Service at Mill Street, Brierley Hill

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Attend Foot Care clinics to offer this service, as agreed, around the borough
– Attend initial Foot Care training and regular update training as necessary
– Spend the equivalent of at least one two hour session per week providing foot care.
– Receive referral letters to the Foot Care clinic from recognised health care professionals
– Get clients to sign the Foot Care agreement/ disclaimer
– Sell clients their personal Foot Care kit on their first visit and stress importance of them bringing this with them for future appointments
– Provide a basic foot care and toe nail cutting service i.e. cutting toe nails and filing hard skin only.
– Make re-appointments for clients so that they have a regular appointment every 8 weeks
– To adhere to the policies and practices of Age UK Dudley
– To agree to a Disclosure and Barring check
– To wear a personal identity badge whilst volunteering
– Represent the professional standards of the charity

Skills:

– A liking for and an empathy with older people
– Patience and understanding
– The ability to work as part of a team
– An understanding of the need for confidentiality
– Good timekeeping
– Reliability and trustworthiness

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

 

René Evans
Email: volunteer@ageukdudley.org.uk
Tel: 01384 356150

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