Children's Worker

  • VO62264


Description

Staff and volunteers provide services to children and young people between five and sixteen years of age. One to one befriending takes place once a fortnight and is centred on the needs and wishes of the child. Befrienders give children and young people individual attention and support, provide them with encouragement, and help reduce feelings of isolation. Popular befriending activities include baking, arts and crafts, local outings and swimming.
we also run various groups for children and young people. These include groups in schools, groups for teenagers, and holiday activities during the summer holidays. Please see our website for more information.

Organisation aims and objectives

We support families in North East Fife with children in the household, aged 5-16 years, who have additional support needs. Our services include 1:1 befriending, group work and adult support. All of our service users have been referred. Referral forms can be accessed via our website.

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2 hours per fortnight with a minimum commitment of 1 year.

Restrictions

Experience required: Experience of working with children would be helpful but is not essential as full training will be given.
Travel details: Takes place at Rose Lane Centre, 132 South St, St Andrews, KY16 9EW
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: If a volunteer has to take public transport to come to our centre to undertake their volunteering role, we will reimburse their fare.
Training details: Each volunteer is expected to attend four compulsory training sessions, including child & adult protection and induction, before they start their volunteering role. There will be opportunities for further training throughout their time volunteering with us. They will also receive regular support and supervision sessions with their named supervisor.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago