Community Support Volunteer //IN PERSON

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The role may involve coming into contact with vulnerable adults due to their age, illness or disability.

This role would suit people who:

  • Enjoy supporting others whilst out in the community

  • Have a friendly, empathic and non-judgmental attitude whilst promoting social and economic inclusion

  • Have an understanding of working with vulnerable families

  • Are open-minded to different perspectives in the context of parent/child interactions

  • Have effective communication skills, confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener

  • Are a strong team player

  • Are self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Is an accurate record keeper

Benefits of volunteering:

  • An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills

  • The opportunity to gain experience and enhance learning and development by further training run by Family Action and potentially outer agency training

  • The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team

  • Out of pocket expenses

  • A reference, regular supervision, guidance and support

  • Access to our standard e-learning package

The volunteering recruitment process:

  • You will be asked to complete an application form in which we will request two references.

  • The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will contact you to discuss your application and suitability for the role. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions to help you decide for yourself whether the role is right for you.

  • You will be asked to attend an interview via video call with the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and another staff member. Once original ID documents are checked, you will undergo a DBS check.

  • Once we received satisfactory references and a DBS check you will be invited to complete the Induction programme/Training sessions, and a start date will be agreed.

  • You will be provided with ongoing support through regular one to one supervision meetings, group supervisions and any other support as required.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

I can confirm that our opportunities have been risk assessed to provide mitigation and controls for Covid-19 and that our organisation takes full responsibility for the enforcement of risk assessments and safety of our volunteers.

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Required Role

Community Support Volunteer //IN PERSON

Key responsibilities

To offer regular telephone, text or video call support to families. Support families with: shopping, accompanying to appointments, accessing public transport, social activities; park, picnics, craft groups Signpost in the local community Accompanying parents to workshops/programmes/drop ins Support with sustaining established strategies around behaviour management Empower independence & support emotional wellbeing Undergo all training & supervision Have an understanding of, & comply with procedures for promoting & safeguarding the welfare of children & vulnerable adults To comply with Family Action’s Diversity & Equality Policy, Health & Safety Policy, Data Protection Policy & protect your own and others’ health, safety and welfare

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  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Telephone
  • Networking
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Telephone
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 07-12-2020

Start Time: 09:00 AM

End Time: 04:00 PM

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Location

City West Business Park, Gelderd Rd, Holbeck, Leeds LS12 6LN, UK
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