Family Support

Volunteers will work alongside parents and carers to provide support, using family support techniques as outlined in training, visiting families in their home to deliver agreed support to improve family relationships and prevent breakdown.

Volunteers will visit families in their homes or other local settings to build up on-going relationships. They may also support and facilitate families to attend appointments and meetings as needed. The amount of support each family requires will vary depending upon their needs. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to a weekly visit and be able to offer ongoing support to the family. The amount and timing of support will be discussed and agreed at the initial matching stage.

Skills

The volunteer will:

  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to agree a match to families.
  • Attend an introduction meeting with the family and the families allocated Children's Services worker.
  • Engage with the family.
  • Discuss and agree information sharing with the parent/carers.
  • Record and share information as agreed.
  • Volunteers may work with more than one family at a time (depending upon the time they are able to offer).

All volunteers will need to complete the induction training - 2 half-day sessions; in addition to the specific training for this area of work. Training will be with either Pillars of Parenting or Family Links (which may require up to 4 full-day training sessions).

*Please ensure you note your location when registering your interest*


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage will be reimbursed at 45p/mile, providing that the volunteer holds 'business use' insurance.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    Role profile will be provided when interest has been expressed.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/03/2021

End Date: 16/03/2022

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Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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