Bromley, Greater London
Greenwich, Greater London
Orpington, Greater London
Voluntary
Job description

Overall purpose:

Chaperone children with complex medical needs, disabilities and/or special educational needs to and from our local activity clubs and outings

 

Role responsibilities:

  • Collect children from their homes in our minibus (alongside our driver)
  • Help children onto and off of the bus
  • Support and interact with children during the journey
  • Engage with families before and after the journey and be the friendly face of the charity
  • Accompany children home after the activity session in our minibus (alongside our driver)
  • Undertake The Maypole Project initial training
  • Follow The Maypole Project policies and guidelines at all times whilst volunteering

 

Location: We are based in Orpington and our activities take place across South East London (mainly Bromley and Greenwich)
Time commitment: Flexible depending on when activities are taking place and the volunteer’s availability

 

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • High quality training and support
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Become part of a friendly staff and volunteer team at The Maypole Project

 

About The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their whole family. We provide a range of support services to all members of the family from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

 

Person Specification:

  • Mature and confident person
  • Caring and patient nature
  • Ability to support children independently and with minimal supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to empathise with families in difficult situations
  • Discreet and able to adhere to confidentiality procedures
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and a non-judgmental attitude
  • Some experience supporting children with medical conditions/disabilities/special educational needs would be very welcome
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Posted on: 09 October 2019
Closing date: 07 January 2020
Tags: Support Worker
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