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Volunteer Support Worker, Child Contact Centre

Our vision is a world where children and families meet their full potential in life.  Our values are Trusted, Inclusive, Empowering, Encouraging and Approachable.

We provide a range of support services for families, young people and older people across Kirklees (and parts of South Yorkshire).

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Volunteer Support Worker, Child Contact Centre
  • About the Volunteer Role

    Our Child Contact Centre supports children and their parents/guardians/relatives in child-centred and safe contact arrangements following the breakdown of family relationships.

    In this role you will be:

    • Greeting and welcoming parents and children attending the centre and providing reassurance
    • Engaging with children if staff needed to speak with their parent or guardian about adult matters
    • Supporting the lead contact worker with assisted contact sessions and interactions between parents and children
    • Preparing contact rooms with appropriate toys and equipment prior to the sessions include covid measures for safe and hygienic play

    You will need some experience of working with children and their families to undertake this role. This role is idea for anyone studying in the area of children, health or social care and who is passionate and committed to supporting children and their families. DBS check and references will be required in line with our safeguarding procedures.

    In return for your commitment the Yorkshire Children’s Centre will be able to offer:

     Being part of a passionate and energetic team
     Support and advice around career and educational progression
     Highly valued work experience
     Expenses

    Base: Yorkshire Children's Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Road, Huddersfield HD1 5JP.
    Days: Saturdays (The Contact Centre is open 9am - 5pm but the role is flexible so you can volunteer for half a day or once a month etc. )

  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Children/ Young People / Families
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
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