Parenting Peer Supporter

Parenting Peer Supporter

What does this involve?:

Following the successful completion of our 10 week training course, you will assist with the delivery of a wide range of parenting courses. Tasks include setting up and clearing away after each session, contributing to the planning of sessions and supporting the delivery of course content.

NB. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers in this role will support the virtual delivery of parenting courses online and a limited number of face to face groups (dependent on Government guidance and restrictions).

Skills Required:

  • A welcoming, friendly and approachable manner
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Confidence to deliver in front of a small group
  • The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team
  • An understanding of confidentiality

Frequency/ commitment of the role:

Parenting courses generally run for a set number of weeks during school term times on weekdays. Course lengths and time may vary

Training

Prior to starting this role, you will be required to complete a 10 week training course (10 x weekly sessions) alongside the volunteer training processes required by the host organisation. This will cover areas including boundaries, having difficult conversations and communication skills.

Development

Parenting Peer Support Volunteers may be interested in further training and development including the Solihull approach and Facilitators skills.

Other details

Before becoming a volunteer, you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check (if you do not already have one in place which is registered on the DBS Update Service website).

You can expect to receive regular support and supervision when carrying out your volunteer role including a comprehensive induction before you start.

Apply - Bromsgrove and Redditch

If you would like to apply for one of our volunteer roles, please contact:

Ali Wakeman – Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator – 07717 800 406

Helen Hunt – Peer Support and Volunteer Assistant – (01527) 61360 

Or email: startingwell@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Alternatively, please complete our online initial interest form.

Apply - South Worcestershire

If you would like to apply for one of our volunteer roles, please contact:

Laura Evans

Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator- Starting Well Partnership South Worcestershire

laura.evans@actionforchildren.org.uk

Apply - Wyre Forest

If you would like to apply for one of our volunteer roles, please contact:

Julie Jethwa

Julie.jethwa@barnardos.org.uk 

07738 860810