Perinatal Befriender

  • VO82738


Description

Offer regular listening and emotional support to reduce social isolation
Support mum with responses to her baby
Help mum take the baby outside of the home so they can access services they need – i.e. health services, shops, parks and children’s centres
Give mum support with issues which concern them, for example by signposting to organisations that can help with benefits and housing.

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is Scotland’s largest Scotland only children’s charity. At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We can support you through challenges like: Living with a disability, Growing up in and leaving care, The impact of drugs and alcohol. We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve your own personal goals. Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do. Aberlour Family Outreach – Edinburgh supports children and families affected by parental substance misuse. Aberlour has received funding to provide and support a children’s activity group for children in South West Edinburgh, aged between 6 and 12, affected by parental substance misuse.”

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3 hours per week for 12 months

Restrictions

Experience required: Someone who is able to empathise with the needs of families during the perinatal period A genuine interest in the well-being of children and families A few hours to spare each week Reliability and discretion Friendly and approachable Non-judgemental attitude Good communication and listening skills Responsible
Travel details: East Lothian
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid weekly.
Training details: role specific training

Last updated 3 hours ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.