Child Health Clinic Activity Volunteer Hart & Rushmoor

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

  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    Full volunteer training, including Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Professional boundaries, and information about your role
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
    As the role is based at various locations we cannot guarantee accessibility.
  • 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

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Minimum requirement ideally of one 3 hour session per week. We have various sessions running across the district - including sessions in Aldershot, Blackwater, Crondall, Elvetham Heath, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Odiham and Yateley.


Regions

This opportunity is available in the following areas:

Basingstoke
Hart
Rushmoor

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