Lancashire Child & Youth Justice Service (CYJS) Reparation Activities Preston
Lancashire County Council, Child & Youth Justice Service are looking for volunteers in the PRESTON area aged 18 or above, who want to help make a difference to children & their local community.
We are recruiting for local volunteers to support their local area if you are not in Preston please do not apply.
Volunteers play an essential role in supporting the delivery of services by Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS). Volunteers work alongside CYJS staff to help children aged 10 – 18 years, to make a difference to their lives, support them towards living a safe and crime-free life, and make a positive contribution to society. Volunteers create a positive link between the community and the children who access CYJS services. We’re looking for volunteers who reflect the diversity of Lancashire.
Volunteers support CYJS staff with the supervision of children at reparation projects. Reparation is a form of Restorative Justice where children are supported to repair the harm caused through their offence, by giving something back to the community. Reparation activities aim to promote opportunities for children to develop their skills. We have a number of different projects in Lancashire, including an allotment to support this project.
GROUP WORK SESSIONS
Volunteers support staff with the delivery of group work activities for children. Do you have a skill that you could share during our group work sessions? For example, art work, painting and decorating, joinery, or sports and fitness. We are keen to help develop our group work sessions to ensure children get the most out of them, and want to utilise our volunteers to help with this. The reparation sessions depend on which projects are available at the time and how many children are listed.
- Over 18 years of age
- Complete a full DBS clearance (for more details about our policy on criminal convictions please contact us)
- Provide a reference
- Be able to commit to at least 2-3 hours per fortnight
- Complete a programme of training at the outset and at regular intervals during your time as a volunteer.
What makes a good reparations volunteer
ü Good Communication Skills
ü Good Time Management
ü A Flexible Approach
ü Good Question and Listening Skills
ü Maintain Confidentiality
ü Work As Part of a Team
ü An Open and Non-Judgemental Approach
ü Empathy and understanding for young people
ü Be open to training and development
ü Good reading and writing skills
Please be advised that there will be a training commitment to an induction process. To support and strengthen your induction training, you will need to complete a number of eLearning modules via the Volunteer Learning Passport. Unfortunately, you will not be able to begin volunteering with CYJS without first completing all necessary aspects of the inductions process, including eLearning. Training also takes place over 3 evenings 6-8pm, this is at county Hall in Preston. With ongoing online training and good practice meetings.
Required Age:18 years +