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Peer Volunteer - Childcare role

Peer Volunteer - Childcare role
New Beginnings Peer Support
Description of the role:

Supporting peer support sessions by caring for client’s pre-school children (older children may also attend during school holidays).

Designing play sessions in line with age range and child capability.

Supporting organisations projects that are specifically aiming at improving the emotional intelligence of the child through creative play and mindfulness to reduce the effects of trauma.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Experience in childcare
Competent communication skills.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Trustworthy and reliable.
Personal knowledge of being subjected to domestic abuse.

Practical information:

Wednesday afternoons - Harrogate
Friday mornings - Ripon


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.11.2021
Organisation Information

New Beginnings Peer Support is a peer led charitable organisation supporting female survivors of domestic abuse in the Harrogate District. We provide a safe environment for women and their children to re-establish themselves, reach their goals and achieve a happier, healthier future.
New Beginnings is operating throughout the coronavirus outbreak and services include:-
• 1:1 support via phone/video calls including relevant signposting,
• Peer support WhatsApp group sharing information, encouraging positive support network & providing access to practical & emotional support,
• Private Facebook group & Instagram Account– offering signposting and information,
• Public Facebook page sharing information and raising awareness of the realities of domestic abuse.
Emotional support is provided through peers, mentoring & increasing your support network with practical support including but not limited to housing, business start-ups, finding employment, budgeting, food bank requests, clothing needs, support with family court. All to with the aim of improving your overall health & wellbeing.
This group is for those who feel ready to move on with their life and would like support to do so in a safe and understanding environment. Please note we are not a counselling group. Our aim is to help people start afresh and complement existing services.