Your role as a Clan Children & Family Services Group Volunteer is essential in helping to build a child or young person’s confidence and self-esteem, supporting them through challenges they may be facing and if appropriate, introducing them to new experiences.

This role requires you to provide group work support to children and young people in a group work setting alongside a member of the Children & Family Services staff.

Role Requirements

CFS 2

Minimum age 18

Role frequency: 3-4 hours on Tuesday/Thursday every 3 weeks (on a rota basis)

Role vacancies: Aberdeen

  • Providing support at designated groups on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis within agreed local Clan Centres or other outreach locations as agreed
  • Supporting outcomes focused group activities for children and young people’s personal, emotional and social development
  • Helping children or young people to build their self-esteem and confidence through play and interactive activities in a group work setting
  • Creating opportunities for children or young people to experience new activities and develop their interests
  • Ensuring prompt and ongoing communication with the designated Clan contact
  • Work alongside the CFS worker to help record group session evaluations

There are no prerequisites for this role in terms of professional qualifications and Clan will provide you with the relevant training and ongoing supervision to support you in your role.

However, some experience in group support skills, health and social care or knowledge and experience of families and/or children would be desirable. Awareness of the third sector would be an advantage. We value personal experience and would welcome anyone without the preferred skills and experience but are passionate about making a difference and supporting local people in their community to apply for this role.

In return for your time as a Children & Family Services Group Volunteer, Clan will:

  • Aim to ensure that volunteering with us is a fulfilling and worthwhile experience. You’ll have support from staff, with the opportunity to gain and develop skills and meet with other volunteers.
  • Your role as Children & Family Services Group Volunteer can often involve dealing with difficult situations. It’s our responsibility to ensure you have all the relevant training and support to enable you to fulfil your role and have a rewarding volunteering experience

Clan will provide you with:

  • Comprehensive induction to Clan and your role
  • Relevant training as required, including Listening and Support Skills and Safeguarding
  • Ongoing training, supervision, development and wellbeing support
  • Reimbursed expenses incurred whilst volunteering in accordance with our Expenses Policy
  • Working on an agreed rota basis supporting a 2 hour group either weekly, fortnightly or monthly (and on occasions being flexible and available to help at short notice.
  • A commitment to arrive 15 minutes before any group start time in order to receive a briefing in terms of session planning and delivery. The group volunteer will also be required to stay after the session for tidy up, debrief and evaluation tasks.
  • Attending required training and volunteer meetings to receive updates, ongoing development and support.
  • This role is regulated activity and requires membership to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme which will be applied for on your behalf by Clan.
  • Time commitment may vary depending upon the needs of the CFS group programme and the types of activities taking place.
  • Helping to raise awareness of Clan services.

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