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Leonard Cheshire – Assistive Technology Volunteer at Hill House, Sandbach, Cheshire


Hill House is currently part of a pioneering assistive technology project, bringing new opportunities to disabled residents. The Assistive Tech Volunteer will work alongside the project team, Activities Coordinators and Leonard Cheshire residents

Time Commitment

Flexibly arranged with service, however initially this volunteer position would only be suitable for weekdays 9am-5pm whilst volunteers are taught how to use the technology.

Key responsibilities

– To support residents utilise assistive technology such as Alternative and Augmentative Communication Aids, touch screen and eye gaze controls, virtual reality headsets, Clevertouch PC, interactive whiteboards, Alexa and voice control technology.
– To work in partnership with customers encouraging choice, participation, and motivation.
– To liaise closely with the Assistive Tech Manager and Activities Co-ordinators
– To comply with all health and safety policies and procedures.
– To comply with LC and any local safeguarding & mental capacity act (MCA) policies and procedures.

Essential requirements

– Competent IT user
– Good communication and interpersonal skills
– Can work as part of a team
– Reliable
– Show commitment to Leonard Cheshire’s ethos and values.
– 16+

Desirable requirements

– To have experience of working with customers who have disabilities.

Opportunity highlights

Training and Requirements

This volunteer position requires an interview, 2 references and an enhanced DBS (arranged by Leonard Cheshire)
All volunteers will be given a full service induction and trained in how to use the technology.
If based within a Leonard Cheshire care home in England this role will be subject to the requirements of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. Successful volunteer applicants will need to be able to evidence to our satisfaction that they are, or will be vaccinated by 11 November 2021, or are exempt from vaccination due to clinical reasons.