Dad's Group Support Assistant

St. Vincent’s Family Project is looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to support our Dad’s Breakfast Club group on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. You will be providing support to the existing staff and volunteers and provide practical and emotional support to the users.

Opportunities of the role:

  • Gain a rewarding experience of working directly with family members
  • Build knowledge of working with families
  • Develop skills to communicate with families

Responsibilities: 

  • Helping with breakfast preparation
  • Preparing play activities for children
  • Planning fun activities for fathers and children
  • Providing emotional support
  • Helping with tidying up

Skills

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds with all sorts of skills but it is essential that volunteers have

  • experience of parenting or childcare
  • Ability to work well with others
  • A good understanding of the role
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliability, commitment and engagement
  • Initiative and creative problem solving skill
  • A good level of self-awareness
  • Volunteers joining our team will be required to fill in an occupational health form and undergo a DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service) check

Benefits: Volunteers are provided with induction, supervision and support. If particular training needs are identified, we will try to accommodate those to the best of our abilities. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to an agreed limit. SVFP will provide a reference on satisfactory completion of volunteering.

Length of Volunteering: April 2019-July 2019

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