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Children and Family Assistant

Children and young people | Children | Families | Health and social care | People and communities | Domestic violence | Women

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Location: Hillingdon, Hillingdon, Hillingdon (see map)

Travel: Hillingdon Cemetery bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for a passionate and committed volunteer to
    support our children and family worker to provide weekly
    activities and events in the refuge.
  • Main Tasks
    • To assist the Children & Family worker with play sessions
    • To help with the day to day running of the Children & Family service
    • To assist organising activities and outings with the Children & Family
    worker
    • To create timetables, posters, maps and instructions for residents
    • To offer general admin help: typing, taking meeting minutes, filing and
    scanning documents.
    • To develop positive relationships with the children and women, maintain
    professional boundaries and keep accurate records
    • To attend appropriate training courses and support/supervision.
    • To adhere to health & safety & risk assessments
  • Skills and Experience Required:
    • Experience working with children/ childcare/ playwork experience -
    gained formally or informally
    • Understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on children and women
    • Good interpersonal & communication skills, ability to work with people
    from different backgrounds
    • Able to maintain strict confidentiality and good working relationships
Hestia

Hestia

What impact will this have?

  • By volunteering with us, you will help to support adults and children in crisis across London.
  • Your enthusiasm can make a big difference to those who are most in need. You’ll be able to:
  • Help adults and children in crisis Meet new people Learn new skills Gain valuable work experience Give back and do something rewarding Have fun

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • At least one session per week

Expenses

  • Reimbursement: Hestia reimburses all travel and also £5 towards lunch.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Team working
  • Leadership
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Team working

Training

  • We are grateful to all our volunteers for giving up their own free time to support Hestia and therefore want to give a lot back in return.

    Reimbursement: Hestia reimburses all travel and also £5 towards lunch.

    Quarterly Volunteer Forum: We invite all our volunteers to our forum where you will be updated with the latest developments and changes in the organisation, provide you with details of the upcoming opportunities and events that are available to all our volunteers, along with providing a space for you to share your volunteering experiences.

    Monthly highlights: Keeping volunteers updated with the organisation and opportunities we put together a short bulletin ‘monthly highlights’ each month and also a quarterly newsletter. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the editing, submitting articles.
    Interview preparation: Once a month you can attend a mock interviews and Steps into Employment workshops with our partnership businesses.

    Thank you events: The volunteering team organises two yearly events, one in June to mark Volunteers’ Week and a thank you lunch in December.

    Other opportunities: At times we have other exciting opportunities for you to get involved with such as the BBC Singers, Equality and Diversity Groups, The Hestia Approach consultations and much more.

  • Training and Development: Not only will you receive an individual induction from the service, volunteering for Hestia opens up doors to our extensive face to face and E-learning programmes.

  • In 2017/2018 we have held a total of 58 training sessions which include: Mental Health Awareness, Introduction to Facilitation. Adult Safeguarding, Children Safeguarding, Interview Skills, CV Writing, Cover Letters and Application Forms, Confidence and Assertiveness, Mock Interviews , Learning Disability Awareness, Mindfulness workshop, Mental Health Law - Civil Context, Mental Health Law – Criminal Context, Suicide and Self Harm awareness, Sexual Health and Culture, Listening Skills, Dementia Awareness, Improving Self Esteem, LGBTQ Awareness, FGM Awareness, Effective Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Emergency First Aid, Peer Mentoring, Stress Management, Coproduction, Recovery, HIV and Pregnancy, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Setting Personal Boundaries, Food Safety Level 2, Equality & Diversity, Modern Slavery and Housing Law

Location

Hillingdon, Hillingdon, Hillingdon

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