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Volunteer Mentor for Children, Young People and Families, Walsall

Walsall - Sova
Part-Time

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Job Description:

Mentor – Children, Young People and Families WALSALL
Location: Walsall

 

Are you looking for the chance to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families? Would you like to be part of a service that aims to support parents and carers to enable their children to flourish at home and before they start school? If you answered yes then this could be the opportunity for you.
Sova are currently recruiting Volunteer Mentors to support children, young people and families in Walsall to achieve good outcomes.
The passionate staff team in Walsall deliver a range of services including:

 

  • 0-19 Early help/Family Support Provision
  • Parenting Programmes
  • PEEPS / Targeted Stay and Play Sessions
  • Oral / Dental Hygiene
  • Employment and Training Advice
  • Antenatal Parent Education Classes
    Health Interventions(e.g. smoking cessation, healthy eating, breastfeeding support, toilet training, Healthy Start Vitamins)
  • Speech and Language Support
  • Baby Clinic
  • Weekend and School Holiday Activities
  • Trips and Outings

 

The role of a Volunteer mentor is an exciting and challenging opportunity for anyone who wishes to offer intensive support to Walsall families alongside existing professionals within integrated childcare, family and health services. We are looking to recruit anyone over the age of 18 who has a sincere and genuine passion and interest in supporting children, young people and families; someone who can be generous with their time; offer a long term commitment; someone who is friendly, caring, trustworthy and reliable.
We offer full training for this role so no experience is required before applying to this opportunity. We would really like to hear from you if you are interested as our recruitment process is ongoing.

 

Role and responsibilities:
Befriending and mentoring for children, young people and families;
Meet with a child, young person and/or family once a week (variable) within the centre and/or in the community to support with increasing family engagement in activities eg, Stay and Play Sessions

 

Identify the needs of and progress new and existing Walsall families to increase access to centre based activities and relevant opportunities though on-going intensive support
reliability and consistency are vital within this role.

 

Mentors will need to :
• Be excellent communicators
• Be non-judgemental and demonstrate empathy for families experiencing financial and social exclusion
• Be reliable and committed to this role
• Be flexible and adaptable to changes in Centre provision of services

 

Practical Considerations:

Our volunteers will be fully trained and you will be offered the opportunity to gain CERTA accreditation.

 

Volunteers are fully supported and you will receive regular support and supervision.
All expenses are reimbursed.
All volunteers are required to complete a DBS check. Applicants who are ISA barred need not apply.
All Volunteers to this opportunity are asked to commit to Sova for a minimum of 12 months.
Activities are generally daytime, evenings or weekends as per your availability and that of the family
(This role is not able to support the requirements of a formal University placement )
“Sova are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff, volunteers and service users to flourish. We recruit staff and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service user’s benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes”

 

Practical Considerations:
Our volunteers will be fully trained and you will be offered the opportunity to gain CERTA accreditation.

 

Volunteers are fully supported and you will receive regular support and supervision.
All expenses are reimbursed.
All volunteers are required to complete a DBS check. Applicants who are ISA barred need not apply.
All Volunteers to this opportunity are asked to commit to Sova for a minimum of 12 months.
Activities are generally daytime, evenings or weekends as per your availability and that of the family
(This role is not able to support the requirements of a formal University placement )
“Sova are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff, volunteers and service users to flourish. We recruit staff and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service user’s benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes”

 

Salary: Not Specified

 

Job Category: Children/Youth

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Location: Walsall

Keywords: Befriending, Children, Communities, Families, mentoring, young people

Job Expires:

How to Apply:

Please request an application form and further information from:

E : Peshva.Sharif@sova.org.uk
T: 07880 185629

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