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Baby Box Volunteer

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Flexible 

Salary:Volunteer - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Casual 

Location:Children and Families Wellbeing Service, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Leicester, Leics, LE3 8RA 

Reference:LCCO0015 

Closing date:02 April 2021 at midnight 


The Children and Family Wellbeing Centres’ focus is to support families to give children the best possible start in life. We want our centres to be safe, supportive and welcoming environments at all times. We respect each other and appreciate differences in cultural backgrounds, disability, gender, religion and specific need. We always aim to work with families in a way which promotes their inclusion, welfare and development and ask that our volunteers do to the same.
      
There are centres in different locations across Leicestershire:
  • Blaby, Oadby and Wigston
  • Melton and Market Harborough
  • Charnwood
  • Hinckley and Bosworth
  • North West Leicestershire
   
Each of these areas have a number of centres that run groups including Parent Led Stay & Play groups, these are universal groups for all families with children 0-19 years.
   
Baby Box Volunteer
     
Volunteers are required to attend the initial visit with the Family Wellbeing Worker and then to provide some hand-holding support to enable parents to access the Children and Family Wellbeing Service offer. This might involve subsequent calls or visits to young parents and/or the coordination of activities for young parents to attend.
      
The role of a baby box volunteer is: 
  • To attend an initial visit with a member of staff
  • Support the young parents to be either by telephone or home visit
  • Complete relevant contact forms
  • Support the co-ordination of activities for young parents
  • Accompany new parents to a pathway group or young parents group in a local Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
  • To listen and respond to the voices of the children and their families
    
Volunteer Person Specification
     
The Leicestershire Children and Family Wellbeing Service requires volunteers who have attributes from the following:
  • Positive, willing and enthusiastic.
  • Able to act without prejudices and be non-judgmental.
  • Supportive and encouraging.
  • Listen and be sensitive to needs of others.
  • Able to give a minimum of 12 months commitment.
  • Willingness to develop own personal skills further.
  • Reliable, punctual and patient.
  • Experience relevant to the role.
    
Volunteer Expectations
 
  • To maintain principles of confidentiality, data protection and professional boundaries.
  • To work at all times within the Children and Family Wellbeing Service’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To work at all times according to the Children and Family Wellbeing Service Health and Safety regulations.
  • To complete relevant paperwork as required - dependent on role.
  • To attend relevant community events
  • To attend regular support group and supervision meetings.
  • To undertake training and on-going training.
  • To have a full, clean, UK driving licence and appropriate insurance (some roles require business insurance), your own vehicle or ability to travel around the county - if appropriate for the role.
    
Acceptance onto this project is subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
  
To apply please complete our online application form here


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