Service based: chaplaincy
These roles have so much potential to enable people in social care settings to thrive, live well and enjoy their community. There are four distinct roles, with the intention to build a team of volunteers to support each service, rather than just a single chaplain.
• Pastoral Care: supporting staff, people Livability supports and their families, and built around a ministry of presence. This role will include promoting wellbeing through individual and group activities. Building relationships will enable the chaplain to support in a crisis.
• Access and advocacy: enabling people to remove disabling barriers so they can fully participate in community life. Spending time with people supported by Livability to understand the practical and attitudinal barriers in their community that inhibit them from living life to the full, and working out how things can change for the better.
• Religious care: supporting the spiritual and religious lives of disabled people of all faiths. Working 1-1 to design spiritual care plans, supporting people to observe their faith and attend their faith community, and leading corporate prayer and worship where it is appropriate to the setting.
• Community connections: enabling disabled people to live a full life in their community. Whether it’s finding volunteering opportunities, clubs and activity groups, or suitable job vacancies, this chaplain will get to know the skills and passions of people in their service and look out for ways they can connect locally.
If you would like further information please email EHarrison@livability.org.uk