Complementary therapies can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of patients and their carers. They can provide a way to interact with patients, help reduce stress and anxiety, enable people to cope better with illness and pain control and relieve some of the symptoms or side effects of their treatments.
Volunteers can deliver sessions either to patients who have specifically requested a session or proactively offer their services on the wards. The service is available to patients and their carers. Therapists may either be based in specific areas/wards where they would have a specific line manager or managed directly by the Volunteer Services Lead. Volunteers must be professionally qualified and have significant experience of delivering sessions in a healthcare setting
Please note that the following is required for UCH to be able to process your application for this role:
- To have studied and qualified in aromatherapy, massage, reflexology or reiki at a recognised college/school (ITEC equivalent) and have been practicing your therapies for at least 2 years. Registration with CNHC is desirable.
- Experience of delivering therapies in a health care setting and a clear understanding of what this entails.
- UCH offer Reiki to patients, but as demand can be fairly low, they also ask that volunteers are qualified in Massage as well.
Restrictions - Students:
Unfortunately, UCH are unable to take any students who are in final year. They ask that any students in their penultimate year, start with them by the end of December. All volunteers must be aged over 18.
Contract: One 3-4hr session a week for 12 months
Hours: Minimum between 10am - 5pm Mon-Fri
Closing Date: 25/08/2019 23:59