Working with young people with Disabilities and SEN, looking after them at home or taking them out for activities. This is a chance to build their confidence and introduce them to new things, whilst gaining great experience working with young people which can develop your career. All Befrienders have a DBS check and are trained for the role. You must be able to live within a reasonable travel distance to the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.
Ruils offers a Sitting & Befriending Service to families living in the London Borough of Richmond (LBR) and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK).
The service provides families with access to:
Sitters to enable them to go out and have a break, and Befrienders who enable children and young people to engage in social and leisure activities
As a Sitter / Befriender you can work for more than one family, and families can use more than one Sitter / Befriender.
You will be employed by Ruils as a casual worker on a sessional basis and paid monthly in arrears.
Hours will be agreed with the family (sometimes in conjunction with Ruils) but you should have a minimum of 3-4 hours a week available (daytime or evening) and be able to commit to providing a service for at least a year.
You must work, study or live within easy travelling distance of LBR and / or RBK.You can work as both a babysitter and a befriender or you may choose which role you would like to fulfil.
Both the Sitter & Befriender posts require you to:
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