Volunteer Independent Visitor-for young people with additional needs -Staffordshire

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30+ days ago

Description

Overview:

We are ecruiting volunteers for children and young people with additional/complex needs and/or learning disabilities in: Staffordshire

For many children and young people living in foster care can be unsettling. You can make a difference by volunteering as an Independent Visitor.

Responsibilities:

Independent visitors support a child or young person on a one-to-one basis. Young people are offered the chance to meet with an Independent Visitor if they have little or no contact with their own families. As a volunteer you are there for the child or young person; a positive role-model who is independent and distinct from the paid professionals they see.

You will meet with a child or young person once a month to offer support, encouragement and guidance. This could involve taking part in a fun activity together or simply having a chat.

If you would like to be there for a child or young person, letting them know they have someone on their side, then this is the volunteering role for you.

Skills and qualities needed to support a child or young person:

  • To support the young person to feel valued, included and listened to  
  • The ability to see the world from a different perspective    
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved
  • Knowledge of the autism spectrum is an advantage but it is not essential
  • Patience and understanding of the needs of others
  • Accepting of others who may be different to yourself

We will support you in this role by ensuring that you receive regular supervision, and have a key contact for day-to-day advice and guidance. In return for the time you give you will receive valuable training and gain experience and skills. You’ll be making a real difference too.

 

Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you  so click apply.

If you have any questions on this opportunity that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details::Amanda Bancroft | amanda.bancroft@cgl.org.uk | 07741629003 :Please note that we require you to be 18 years of age or older to be considered for this volunteering role. :This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.