Volunteer Independent Visitor-for young people with additional needs -Staffordshire
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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. Youâ€™ll be making a real difference too.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you weâ€™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 | email@example.com | 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.