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Association Visitor

Description of the role:

Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes the person with MND, their family and carer, on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices.

Opportunity Activities: Advice, Information and Support, Befriending and Buddying, Community Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

• Good listening and communication skills
• Be able to work as part of a team
• Be able to develop and maintain supportive relationships with people with MND and their carers whilst respecting different lifestyles and ways of managing problems in a non judgemental way
o Prepared to increase your knowledge of motor neurone disease, its effects, and the impact it has on individuals, their families and carers
o Understand the need for confidentiality and carry out the role in accordance with the Associations policy.
o Be able to recognise situations where you are not able to meet an individual’s needs and the need to signpost to an alternative more appropriate organisation, or when unsure about what action to take be prepared to seek support from an experienced Visitor or relevant member of staff

What skills will be learned / gained?

• Knowledge of MND and it's effects
• Mentoring Skills
• A brilliant opportunity to develop new and existing skills
• A chance to meet new people, make new friends and make a real difference to people affected by MND in your local community
• Opportunities to access internal and external training

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

must be over 18

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

On line learning and (currently) 4 x 2.5 on line training sessions via zoom.

Extra information:

• A largely home based role
• A thorough induction into the MND Association and the role
• Ongoing support and training from regional and national staff
• Reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Organisation Profile:

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.