Volunteering Opportunity: Massage therapist/reflexologist - west Hertfordshire with Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care

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Complementary therapists work with our patients and their carers or family members to offer a range of treatments that help to contribute to their relaxation and well-being. We are looking for a qualified massage therapist or reflexologist to visit clients in their homes in west Hertfordshire.

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment

District: Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans, Watford

Start Date: 12/06/2024
End Date: 30/11/2024

Location: From home

Time of day: Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons

Practical Considerations: You will be visiting patients and clients in their homes, and so we cannot guarantee how accessible some homes maybe for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility. We would of course discuss this with you.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training, Will require a criminal record check (DBS), Own vehicle or access to a vehicle, Driving licence

Requirements (additional): We are looking for a qualification in massage or reflexology. Experience of working with people with a life limiting illness would be a bonus.

Suitable for: 18 – 25 year olds, Aged 26 and over, Older People

Suitable for volunteers interested in: Carers Support, Children, Families & Family Support, End of Life, Bereavement & Hospices, Health and Wellbeing

Does this opportunity provide wheelchair access?: No

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Full Description:
Purpose of this role

Complementary therapists work with our patients and their carers or family members to offer a range of treatments that help to contribute to their relaxation and well-being. Treatments will be offered in clients’ homes, virtually or at our Living Well centre in St Albans or Inpatient Unit in Watford. Without volunteers, we would not be able to offer this service to all those that would benefit from it.

Main tasks
• providing your chosen therapy or therapies to patients, carers, and family members in a holistic way, with an understanding of their diagnosis, treatment, care and current condition
• providing feedback to our complementary therapist co-ordinator after treatments
• attending regular mandatory group or individual supervision
• following all Rennie Grove Hospice Peace Care policies and procedures at all times, particularly around infection control and client confidentiality
• working alongside our nurses and clinicians to provide a holistic approach for our patients
What are we looking for?

• someone who is competent in at least one of the following therapies: ITEC (or equivalent) massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage or reflexology; acupuncture; craniosacral therapy; scar therapy; reiki; relaxation or meditation
• a minimum of one year’s clinical experience after qualification is preferred
• a qualification that is validated by the appropriate professional body
• someone who has an understanding of contraindications or precautions in relation to the therapy you practice, and is able to adapt your treatment accordingly
• evidence of continual professional development
• someone with a calm and empathetic manner with excellent listening and communication skills
• the ability to be flexible, but able to commit to regular sessions
• basic IT skills to be able to keep concise, accurate records
• Age 18+