Rest Homes Team Member

Job Title: Missionary Rest Homes Team Member

Hours: 14

Salary: £7 956 (£19 890 pro rata, BHCM Band A)

Annual Leave: 12 days

The main purpose of the role is to develop the one-to-one befriending project.

Summary of Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop the one-to-one befriending project in conjunction with the Team Leader.
  • Assist the team, where necessary, preparing appropriate Bible talks and worship for presentations in rest homes.
  • Present training to help to equip local churches.
  • Support volunteers in their role.
  • Flexible approach to role and working hours.
  • Represent BHCM in meetings and in churches.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITES:

 1. Develop the one-to-one befriending project in conjunction with the Team Leader.

  • Working with rest home staff, identify individual residents who would appreciate and benefit from one-to-one visits.
  • Cultivate good relationships with rest home managers and staff to reassure that one-to-one pastoral visitations are not about coercing residents, but about developing friendships. If requested the Gospel may be shared and residents can be prayed for.
  • Increase ministry, where possible, by encouraging the neighbouring churches of the rest homes to link up with the team in delivering pastoral visits.
  • Aim to respond to one to one requests both as routine visits and in times of crisis.
  • Work with a group of volunteers to fulfil the demand of one-to-one pastoral visits.
  1. Assist the team, where necessary, preparing appropriate Bible talks and worship for presentations in rest homes.
  • Be sensitive to the wishes of the rest home managers when preparing and delivering services.
  • Prepare an appropriate Bible talk with the Team Leader, which can be used throughout each month.
  • Have good illustrations and include an element of interaction, where possible.
  • Choose suitable hymns for residents and use large-print hymn sheets.
  • Work with a group of volunteers to fulfil the presentations in rest homes.
  • Be prepared to pray with and for individuals and in group situations.
  1. Present training to help to equip local churches.
  • Attend ongoing training and read around subjects relevant to the ministry.
  • Deliver training on effective Christian ministry in rest homes.
  • Train as a facilitator with Care for the Family and deliver Bereavement Care Awareness Course.
  • Respond to the needs of churches and share expertise.
  1. Support volunteers in their role.
  • Work with Team Leader and volunteers to deliver the service.
  • Assist with pastoral care and support of volunteers and enable them to share concerns after visits to rest homes.
  • Help recruit and induct new volunteers.
  • Participate in volunteer meetings and training days.
  1. Flexible approach to role and working hours.
  • Work in a variety of locations.
  • Plan work hours across the working week to fulfil the visiting needs in rest homes and the availability of volunteers.
  • Cover in the absence of the Team Leaders.
  1. Represent the City Mission at all events and in churches.
  • All our staff must strive towards fulfilling our mission statementof serving the city, church, and Christ.
  • All staff members are expected to be at weekly prayer meetings, and at all City Mission events, in accordance with the Mission diary.
  • All staff members will be expected to represent the City Mission by making presentations in churches and producing written reports for publicity.