Assistant Children's Volunteer

  • Location:  TDAS Refuge and Community Office

  • Main Contact: TDAS Volunteer Coordinator

Background

Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) is a registered charity offering support to individuals and families living or working in the Trafford area who are suffering or who have suffered domestic abuse. We provide both intervention and prevention services and work in partnership with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester.

 

 

Purpose of the role

To assist the Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Co-ordinator and CYP Support Workers in delivering a flexible and holistic range of services for children/young people in the refuge and community.

Main duties  

  • Collecting regular feedback from service users to ensure the continued improvement of services and support offered to children and young people by TDAS.

  • Complement the support services offered by the CYP Co-ordinator and Support Worker.

  • Support the CYP Co-ordinator in the delivery of our specialised CYP programmes.

  • Report back to the CYP Co-ordinator if any issues are raised by the children or young people.

  • Any other reasonable duties outlined by the CYP Co-ordinator and Services Manager/Staff.

  • Provide a welcoming, safe, stimulating and inclusive environment in which children/young people can be supported, enjoy themselves, develop to their full potential and meet the requirements of Every Child Matters and current legislation.

  • Promote an inclusive environment that meets the differing needs of all children and young people.

  • Provide an environment for children/young people in which their physical, emotional, intellectual and social wellbeing are all promoted.

  • Work to the standards laid down within the bounds of the Policy and Procedures of TDAS.

 

Experience/ Knowledge/ Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of domestic abuse, its effects on the victims, their families and the wider community.

  • Clear understanding of safeguarding adults, children and young people.

  • Positive commitment to Equality and Diversity.

Site

  • This role is to be conducted within the community in the Borough of Trafford.

  • TDAS main office address is: Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0PS. 

 

Supervision

  • This role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure checks;

  • Volunteers are responsible to the Volunteer Coordinator;

  • Volunteers are to ensure that all organisational policies and procedures are followed and adhered to appropriately;

  • Volunteers are expected to follow reporting procedures outlined by the Volunteer Coordinator and in line with Policy and Procedure; this applies to all concerns, incidents and anything relating to Adult and Child Protection/ Safeguarding.

  • Volunteers are expected to attend regular supervision meetings with the Volunteer Coordinator;

  • The health and safety of volunteers, staff and service users is paramount and it is essential that volunteers take accountability of this when undertaking this role.

 

Benefits

  • Volunteers are expected to undertake training relevant to the post; this will be provided by the organisation.

  • Travel and other expenses (deemed appropriate by the Services Manager) will be reimbursed.

  • Ongoing personal development and training will be supported, encouraged and facilitated where possible

 

How to apply

  • If you are interested in this role, please contact us for more information.

  • If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the application form and return it to: admin@tdas.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1120983  Company Limited by Guarantee Registered No: 2915937  

Patron: Baroness Hughes of Stretford 

​​Call us:

0161 872 7368

​Find us: 

​Trafford Domestic Abuse Services, Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0PS