Family Mediators

Our volunteers will be fully trained to take on mediation work with families who have issues that they wish to resolve. It is envisaged that the training course will fully equip the volunteers to take on various issues and challenges that might occur, confident in the knowledge that they have the full support and back-up of the Charity. Client groups that volunteers will be working with are families and children at risk of social exclusion.

The interaction with the clients can be very worthwhile and rewarding, and a positive experience to learn from. The experience is valuable for anyone seeking to enter a social-work related profession.

Volunteers are required Monday to Friday during the day. Opportunities for evening volunteering is very limited.

Please note:  Due to current safeguarding measures, all home visits are suspended, and all services are being delivered by telephone or zoom.  Training sessions are also currently delivered by zoom.

Skills

No formal qualifications are required. Good listening and communication skills are however essential, as is a genuine desire to work with famililies in a non-judgemental and confidential manner. Maturity and life skills are welcome, as is an ability to work as part of a team.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage and/or public transport costs
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Parents Aid will provide support and supervision to the volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Training provided
    Mediation Training
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/06/2021

End Date: 09/06/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Please note: Due to current safeguarding measures, all home visits are suspended, and all services are being delivered by telephone or zoom. Training sessions are also currently delivered by zoom. Training will normally take place on Tuesday mornings, but volunteers will need to be available at other times also to go to meetings with clients, or to meet with them at one of our locality surgeries, or where appropriate at their home. Some mid-week availability will always be necessary. Each volunteer’s time commitment will vary according to his/her own availability.


Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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