Group Support – Children & Family Wellbeing

We are seeking people who would like to help to deliver a dynamic youth work programme to the young people of West Lancashire, supporting a committed and exciting team of experienced staff, helping to increase the range off opportunities available, no previous youth work experience is necessary, this opportunity would be ideal for people who are in training to work with teenagers in a professional capacity who would like to gain experience of this, or someone interested in giving back to their community

All volunteers will need to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and be willing to sign up to the Lancashire volunteering policy and undertake planned training and planning/review sessions to help develop practice.

Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm centre based

Youth Council

12 to 19 years (up to 25 with SEND)

A group for young people who would like to be involved in making a difference in their local community, whilst engaging in fun and enjoyable sessions.

 

Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm centre based

Prism – LGBTQIA+

12 to 19 years (up to 25 with SEND)

An opportunity for young people from historically marginalised communities to come together and access support to explore views, opinions and feelings around living within the LGBTQIA+ community

Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm centre based

Connect – Community Safe Spaces

12 to 19 years (up to 25 with SEND)

This group welcomes teenagers and supports them to build their confidence and self-esteem, develop life skills and independence as well as helping with social/communication skills. Discussions on current topics affecting young people, games,

If you have a few hours to spare each week and are able to volunteer, this would be a great opportunity to consider.

We are seeking volunteers to assist under supervision of a member of staff, to help those who access our services.

This opportunity will give a volunteer the chance to:

  • Gain experience from volunteering for this opportunity.
  • Make a positive difference to a child, young person, and their family.
  • Use their creative skills.
  • Improve their confidence and self-esteem.

Overview of Service: 

Lancashire’s Children and Family Wellbeing Service offers support to children, Young people and families age 0-19+years, (0-25 Years for SEND) and their families. The service identifies as early as possible when a child, young person or family needs support.

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Tasks:

All tasks are carried out under the supervision of a member of staff: 

  • Support and assist staff to run sessions and activities as required for the group
  • Help setting up the room for group work and tidying up afterwards.
  • Help with building new skills, confidence and motivation.
  • Engaging with groups for children, young people and their families
  • Help with supporting children and young people with additional needs
  • Log volunteering hours on computer Better Impact account

Required Qualities:

  • Patience and understanding
  • Approachable and Friendly
  • Non Judgemental
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Trustworthy
  • An ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Good Communication skills – Good Active Listener
  • Reliable and committed to providing long term volunteering support

 

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Mandatory training will include:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Data Security Awareness
  • Health & Safety
  • Prevent
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1
  • This post is subject to Enhanced DBS checking.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

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Children and Family Wellbeing Service
West Lancs Zone
Yeardon
Skelmersdale
WN8 6NL


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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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