Child Health Advice Clinic Activity Volunteer Basingstoke

Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to support health visitors and families during clinic sessions - for example, breastfeeding clinics, baby and child ‘weigh and play’ clinics, etc. You will be expected to:

• Support the health visiting team create a welcoming, friendly and safe environment for families;
• Be willing to take direction from project staff and health visitors;
• Set up and help run safe play activities;
• Actively promote key health messages (resources and appropriate training given where required);
• Help to ensure Health and Safety requirements for the sessions are met;
• You will arrive punctually to activities as arranged with Barnardo’s and the Health Visiting Team and keep in touch with project staff as required;
• You will maintain accurate records of what you have done and provide summaries and reports as required (this usually requires access to a computer);
• You will communicate effectively and sensitively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, both verbally and in writing;
• You will carry out your volunteering within Barnardo’s policies and procedures and our basis and values;
• You will attend relevant meetings and additional training as appropriate.

Skills

• Have good listening skills with an empathetic approach;
• Be able to create a rapport with a range of people – be open and encouraging;
• Want to volunteer with children and adults;
• Have patience and strong relationship-building skills;
• Be non-judgmental and flexible in your approach;
• Be happy to volunteer on your own in your local area, with access to a mobile phone for lone working purposes;
• Previous experience of working within a healthcare profession or with children an advantage.


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Full volunteer training, including Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Professional boundaries, and information about your role
  • Volunteer policy
  • Covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Volunteer induction
    A full induction into your role and Barnardo’s in Hampshire and IOW
  • Ongoing support
    Regular supervision and support from the Volunteer Coordinator; Support from the Healthy Families team whilst you are volunteering.
  • Health and safety policy

Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum requirement ideally of one 3 hour session per week. We have sessions running across the district including Brighton Hill, Chineham, Rooksdown, Popley, Hatch Warren, Tadley, Oakley, Bishops Green, South Ham, Kingsclere & Basingstoke town centre.


Location

Basingstoke

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