Keeping In Touch (KIT) Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 09:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Age UK Sunderland

J O B   V A C A N C Y


Keeping in Touch (KIT) Worker

1 year fixed term contract

25 hours per week - £18,164 pa (pro rata) plus pension and excellent holidays


We seek an organised, self-motivated and compassionate individual to deliver a quality befriending service to vulnerable older people, reducing the negative impact of loneliness and isolation. The post holder will be responsible for implementing activities to support the older people’s wellbeing.


Job Description


Post:                           Keeping in Touch (KIT) Worker

Responsible to:         CIT Manager

Location:                    Various


Job Purpose


To deliver a quality befriending service to vulnerable older people, reducing the negative impact of loneliness and isolation. Implementing activities to support older peoples’ wellbeing.


Job Description


To be a befriender to older people and undertake all reasonable activities identified.


Engage with older people and converse on a variety of topics


To support older people’s emotional wellbeing.


Liaise and co-operate with carers and share information as required


Report immediately, changes in service users’ health, abilities or circumstances to the manager.


Identify potential extra support needs to the line manager


Signpost to relevant support services including AUKS and partner services


Provide information on AUKS activities and services where appropriate


Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all aspects of the work undertaken


Abide by and implement all policies and procedures of AUKS, including being aware of and responsible corporately and as an individual for Health & Safety policy


To ensure adherence to GDPR principles at all times


Act as a Safeguarding Adults Alerter


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS


A befriender will not be asked to meet any personal care needs


Undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post, as requested by the line manager/Director.


Person Specification


Post:                           KIT Worker

Responsible to:         CIT Manager

Location:                    Various


Essential Criteria


Good understanding of the needs of older people


Be able to communicate effectively with older people, colleagues and partners.


Be able to work to an agreed timetable of home/community visits


Have ability to keep basic records


Ability to work alone with the minimum of supervision


A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach.




Understanding of confidentiality


Commitment to understanding the needs of vulnerable older people


Demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach


Willingness to help raise self -esteem/confidence through a positive befriending relationship.


For further information and to request an application pack you can email or download one directly from our website  Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland.  SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for this role.


This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Closing date Tuesday 24th May 2022

Interview date: Monday 20th May 2022