Home-visiting Befriender

  • VO38366


Description

Home-Start Dundee provides support to families who have at least one child of pre-school age. The support is provided by the home-visiting befriender who will receive training and then be matched with a suitable family. They will usually visit for 1-3 hours per week. The befriender may provide emotional support to a parent adapting to change or provide practical assistance to a family who may be struggling with day-to-day issues affecting them. The befriender may just need to be a good listener or be able to sign-post the family to other support that is available to them. The befriender will be able to help families cope with the pressures they face and can make a real difference to a family as they move forward in life.

Organisation aims and objectives

The organisation aims to offer support, friendship and practical assistance to families; visit families who have at least one child under 5 years in their own homes, encourage parents to play with and understand their children and build the parents' self-confidence; and re-assure parents' that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.

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1-3 hours per week on an on-going basis.

Restrictions

Befriender must complete PVG disclosure checks.
Experience required: The befriender should be a good listener with an interest in families and making a difference to other peoples lives.
Travel details: Home-Start is based at 30 Whitehall St, Dundee. Volunteers visit families in the family home.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rate or mileage allowance as appropriate.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: It will be possible to offer a taster session involving Home-Start group activities.
Training details: Comprehensive induction training is followed by on-going training and regular support and supervision sessions.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago