Host Organisation: Ruby's Fund

We are looking for volunteers to provide 1-1 targeted support to a matched family (child/ren age 0-18yrs) in their own home, as well as out in the local community for a specified time period. 

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Children and Young People, Community Development, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Men, Social Activities, Women
Type of Activity: Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Support / Care Work
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Saturday EVE, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Sunday EVE

Role Description:
Work with the family towards a set of agreed outcomes.  
Make accurate notes on your intervention and its outcomes and report back on successes/challenges (using Ruby’s Fund case management tool – Charitylog). 
Provide guidance, practical and emotional support, empowering the family to be independent and make decisions/take actions for themselves. 
Be constantly vigilant of possible safeguarding concerns and take appropriate action. 
Undergo all training and supervision as required by Ruby’s Fund.  
Comply with Ruby’s Fund policies and procedures and promote the principles of these policies amongst colleagues, service users, volunteers and other members of the community. 

Time commitment:
Around 2½ hours per week (inclusive of travel, family support and paperwork).
Minimum commitment of 6 months.  

What's in it for you?
An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills, gain confidence and build a real sense of achievement by making a genuine positive difference to the lives of others.
Meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team. 
The opportunity to gain experience in working with children and families. 
A reference. 

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Friendly, empathetic and non-judgmental attitude. 
Effective communication skills, an active listener. 
Understanding and appreciation of maintaining professional boundaries. 
Accurate and timely record keeper. 
IT confident – email and Charitylog (training will be provided).

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: 18yrs plus. No gender restrictions.
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Reasonable travel expenses. Mileage paid at rate of 45p per mile.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Ongoing training as necessary as well as regular 1-1 support and supervision with the Family Support Co-ordinator.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Minimum training required (additional training specific to the role might be necessary e.g. Charitylog database training): Safeguarding, GDPR & Confidentiality, Diversity and Equality, Mentoring training. Most training can be completed online.