About the role:

We are looking for qualified massage therapists, aromatherapists, reflexologists who can commit to a minimum of half a day a week to volunteer between Monday and Friday (we are not currently seeking volunteers for the weekend).
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will take responsibility for your own caseload of patients working with outpatients, inpatients and their carers, with support from the Complementary Therapy Coordinator.

Mandatory requirements:

• A complementary therapy qualification for the therapy to be offered (e.g massage, reflexology, aromatherapy).
• At least 2 years’ experience of working with clients as a qualified complementary therapist.
• Registration with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or membership of the Federation of Holistic therapists (FHT) for the relevant therapy. This can be applied for once your application is successful.
• We will need to see your qualification certificates and professional indemnity insurance for the therapies to be offered.

Requirements and recommendations:

• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• An understanding of the need to take particular precautions when treating patients with palliative care needs and at end of life, and ability to adjust treatments accordingly.
• Insight into the emotional impact of working with people approaching the end of their life.
• An awareness of the importance of working within organisational policies and protocols.
• Sufficient IT skills to demonstrate competent use of the electronic record system (training provided).
• Well-organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What this role will offer you:

• You will be making an important contribution to Trinity and to the thousands of people who use our services every year.
• In return, you will have the opportunity to develop and extend your skills, gain experience in palliative care and in working in a healthcare setting.
• You will be a part of a team of other complementary therapists working across different disciplines.
• We will provide you with an induction and ongoing training as necessary, as well as regular supervision.

How to apply:

Please complete our volunteer application form.

This role will require a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check provided free of charge by Trinity.

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