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Children and Young People Bereavement Support Volunteer

Children and Young People Bereavement Support Volunteer
North Yorkshire Hospice Care
Description of the role:

Just ’B’ gives children, young people and adults a safe and confidential space to understand, express and cope with their grief. Our service supports children, young people and adults to find a way to manage their grief and embrace a future where they can live and remember that person in a healthy and positive way.
Volunteer Bereavement Support Workers enable us to help meet the ever- increasing need for our service by providing direct client support to a minimum of 4 clients. Each volunteer is asked to give this time within a set block per week, this could include Saturday mornings. Volunteers work 1:1 with a child/young person on a fortnightly basis.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Key Attributes:

• Ability to work both independently and as part of team
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of situations
• Confidence in own ability to undertake a role that may be emotionally challenging at times
• Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Full understanding of and commitment to confidentiality
• Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity procedures

Practical information:

3 hours or more a week.
Volunteers are required to undertake a thorough training programme before being assessed for their suitability for this role. The training course is entitled ‘Becoming a Bereavement Support Volunteer’, and comprises a combination of lecture-style delivery and interactive practical sessions in direct work, as part of the assessment process.

The training consists of 12 weekly training sessions with reading to be completed at home between sessions.

The development of volunteers’ skills is evaluated regularly through work, and the training course is followed by a 6-month settling-in period.
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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Burton House
Hookstone Oval
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 05.01.2022
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