Instructor role for A Good Start Programme

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Volunteers would be expected to attend all the scheduled training in order to become a volunteer instructor. This would include completing 1:1 and group practical sessions, learning how to assist, advise and provide guidance through the delivery of baby massage and knowledge to be able to have group discussions about sleep, weaning and child brain development.

After completion of the training the volunteer would be required to commit to deliver all session dates on 3 courses to a minimum of 10 parents and 10 babies in year 1 and a further 2 courses post qualification. The volunteer would be expected to compile a personal portfolio, keep a reflective diary, and complete additional reading and a practical assessment day. The volunteer would participate in regular support and supervision and attend volunteer support and training meetings at least once each year. It is important for volunteers to respect confidentiality within Midlothian Sure Starts framework.

Organisation aims and objectives

Midlothian Sure Start is a support service for children and families and is proud to have served the communities of Midlothian for many years. There are 6 family learning centres across Midlothian that provide a range of services that offer a community based family support service that creates a place that engages each child. We offer further services including therapies, dads, perinatal and family support which can be 1-1 or group support. We strive to work in partnership with other local organisations in order to build on community capacity.










The training is over 4 days and then the group would be weekly for around 2 hours.


Experience required: We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with families in a relaxed and supportive environment. Someone who is caring and reliable would suit this role. It is also important that they understand the importance of confidentiality within the group and to be consistent as well as punctual. It is important the volunteer is able to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries within the volunteering relationship and to be accepting, understanding and non-judgemental.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We would pay volunteers for any out of pocket expenses, this would be discussed with them at the informal stage and at the recruitment process.
Training details: Training for this role is over 4 days. There is also some home study required as well as a 1 day assessment. The 4 days of training will provide the volunteer with sound knowledge of our A Good Start Programme and how to practice and teach safely. It will enable volunteers to carry out individual and group sessions with parents and babies.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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