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Family Support Volunteer - EXPIRED

Job Title Family Support Volunteer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Birmingham
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 18 Jul 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About the opportunity

Our Family Support team know that all families want to give their children the best start in life. Our aim is to support families when times are hard. The family support team will work together with families to overcome barriers, achieve change and feel positive about the future.

There are a number of different opportunities within the Family Support team. This would be especially good for someone wanting to gain skills around pre-birth, young babies, children and families.

About The Springfield Project

The Springfield Project is a Birmingham-based charity with a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support.

The Project developed from St Christopher's Church's commitment to supporting families in the local area and sharing God's love in our community.

We work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to deliver children's centre services providing activities and support for families with children under 5.

We run the Neighbour Scheme, a social prescription project between local GPs and the Springfield Project, working to reduce isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of adults referred by their GP or self-referred.

What are they looking for?

The Family Support Volunteer will work with the Family Support Team on new birth visits. The volunteer will be trained by the team in how to fill in registration forms for new babies and families, provide information about 'what's on' at the Children's Centre and also assist the Family Support team in writing up notes from visits.

Practical Considerations

This role requires a volunteer who understands the need for confidentiality. You must also be an able communicator and respect the diverse backgrounds which our families come from. Community languages are desirable, but not essential. A good level of English (spoken and written) is required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Rosalyn Clare at saying why you would be a good person for the role, as well as your post code.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF746 | Published: 18th Jul 2016