Children and Young Person Information Volunteer

  • VO90639


Description

Quarriers Falkirk Children's Rights Service is an independent service which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who are care experienced or those with additional support needs, however we will not turn any child or young person away. Our focus is to empower the children and young people we support to participate in the decisions that affect their life. We want their voice to be heard and be at the heart of decisions that affect them.

Purpose of the role:
Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have a few hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting service that makes a lasting positive change in young people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new Children and Young Person Information Volunteer opportunity is for you!
You will be working as part of Falkirk’s Children’s Rights Service and will ensure the service supports and encourages children and young people’s ongoing participation in expressing their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
Young people become more confident and empowered when they see their views are being heard and taken seriously. Their self-esteem improves and they become more likely to actively participate in all areas of their lives.

Main Tasks:
The main tasks for the Children and Young Person Information Volunteer are:-

• Promote and raise awareness of the service and the rights of children and young people
• Administrative duties
• Dealing with enquiries
• Partnership working with children, their families and other professionals
• Provide individual relationship-based assistance to children and young people ensuring their rights are safeguarded

What Are The Benefits:
• Gain new skills and experience through supporting children and young people by ensuring their voice, views and rights are heard when it comes to decisions that impact their life.
• Working with staff and building team working skills
• We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support
• Gaining new experiences and learn new skills
• Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement
• Improved physical and mental health wellbeing
• Free training and development
• Adding to your CV
• Trying something new and meet new people
• Have fun!

Selection Procedure:
Application form, interview, references and disclosure.

Organisation aims and objectives

Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.

Frequency and commitment details

Weekly if possible in Falkirk area, may include some evenings. The opportunity will be based within the Falkirk office and may require travel through the area. To get the most out of the role it is hoped the volunteer can commit for at least nine months.

Restrictions

Experience required: No formal qualifications are required however the role would require:- • Ability to be flexible & adaptable to changing situations • Empathy and understanding for young people and a desire to help them reach their full potential. • Knowledge and experience of working with children and young people. • Ability to engage & build a positive relationship with children and young people. • Reliable, trusting and supportive • Ability to be flexible & adaptable to changing situations
Travel details: Access to a car is preferable but not essential.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: All agree travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: All relevant training will be provided, including a named person to provide support. You will also have the opportunity to access other training as part of personal development.

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