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Staff Led Group 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:LCCO0016 

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.
   
Staff Led Group
    
We run many groups including Pathway groups (an invitation only programme for parents and their children to attend from the antenatal stage to 2 years old). Solihull Parenting Groups (Understanding Your Child).
     
The role of a staff led group volunteer is: 
  • To help set up the room
  • Support the Worker
  • Play with children, role modelling play, language and interaction with the children and parents
  • Assist the staff member with whatever is needed in the group, eg, looking after a child if the staff want to talk to a parent, taking photographs, talking to parents and helping them interact with their children, being an extra pair of hands if a parent has more than one child.
  • Clean toys and help clear room up after session
  • 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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