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Volunteer Mentor - Children, Young People and Families - Walsall - CGL3248

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 4:30pm
Role reference: 

Are you looking for the chance to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families? Would you like to be part of a service that aims to support parents and carers to enable their children to flourish at home and before they start school? If you answered yes then this could be the opportunity for you.

The passionate Change Grow Live team in Walsall deliver a range of services including:

0-19 Early help/Family Support Provision
Parenting Programmes
PEEPS / Targeted Stay and Play Sessions
 Oral / Dental Hygiene
 Employment and Training Advice
Antenatal Parent Education Classes
 Health Interventions(e.g. smoking cessation, healthy eating, breastfeeding support, toilet training, Healthy Start Vitamins)
 Speech and Language Support
Baby Clinic
 Weekend and School Holiday Activities
Trips and Outings

What are Change Grow Live looking for ?:

The role of a Volunteer mentor is an exciting and challenging opportunity for anyone who wishes to offer intensive support to Walsall families alongside existing professionals within integrated childcare, family and health services. We are looking to recruit anyone over the age of 

18 who has a sincere and genuine passion and interest in supporting children, young people and families; someone who can be generous with their time; offer a long term commitment; someone who is friendly, caring, trustworthy and reliable.

We offer full training for this role so no experience is required before applying to this opportunity. We would really like to hear from you if you are interested as our recruitment process is ongoing.

Role and responsibilities:

Befriending and mentoring for children, young people and families;
Meet with a child, young person and/or family once a week (variable) within the centre and/or in the community to support with increasing family engagement in activities e.g. Stay and Play Sessions
Identify the needs of and progress new and existing Walsall families to increase access to centre based activities and relevant opportunities though on-going intensive support
reliability and consistency are vital within this role

Mentors will need to:

 Be excellent communicators
Be non-judgemental and demonstrate empathy for families experiencing financial and social exclusion
Be reliable and committed to this role
Be flexible and adaptable to changes in Centre provision of services

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish.  We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Need more information? 


Peshva Sharif E:  M: 07880 185629


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