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by West Smethwick Enterprise

Become part of a team who care about providing a better future and opportunities for children under 5 and their families in the community. This role will support us to improve outcomes for families and work towards reducing the inequalities between the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families. You will help us to improve the quality of life of all children and families we work with.
This opportunity can take place in any of our 5 pre-schools or family support services.
There are lots of different ways you can get involved and provide your support:

Pre-School - this could include storytelling sessions, arts and crafts activities, supporting children’s routines, helping to prepare snacks & supporting children’s play.

Family Support – this could include supporting our stay and play sessions through helping to set up, taking part in activities, talking to parents.

One to one – some of our children require additional one to one support.

Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Organisation description

West Smethwick Enterprise is a small local charity offering pre-school education and a wide variety of family support services in areas of deprivation. We recognise that to support families a holistic approach is key and allows us to develop greater relationships, as a result supporting children to develop to their fullest potential. This takes place through education and providing opportunities for children and their families to thrive.

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

This role will suit someone who:
• Has the ability and willingness to be flexible
• Has the knowledge and understanding of the needs of young children and families (including those with special needs).
• Is able to accept and respond to the varying needs of families in a non-judgemental way.
• Has excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to people at all levels, particularly parents.
• Is able to work independently as well as part of a team
• Is able to work effectively in partnership with families, children, all staff and other
• Is able to display empathy, patience, and good listening skills

Experience gained

There is the potential to gain new skills in a number of areas such as increased knowledge of the early years sector, broaden experience for future employment or volunteer opportunities, develop communication skills, gain experience in other areas of working with children.

Opportunities are also provided to complete additional training such as safeguarding, food hygiene, child development and more.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?

Yes

Minimum age

16+

Age focus

  • Pre-school children
  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime

Categories

  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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