Volunteer Independent Visitor - Children and Young People with Learning Needs and/or Disability

  • Location:
    Wolverhampton
  • Position:
    All Subjects-VOLUNTEERING
  • 08 Apr 2021
  • 18 Jun 2021
  • Vacancy Type:
    Volunteering
Job Description
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The Black Country, Telford and Wrekin Independent Visitor Service

Recruiting volunteers for children and young people with additional needs and/or learning disability in: Wolverhampton

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

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. We require volunteers to commit to the project for a minimum of 24 months and we require 100% reliability. 

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.

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.

Qualifications

If you have any questions or concerns on this opportunity that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details:

Peshva Sharif | peshva.sharif@cgl.org.uk

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.

 
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