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We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to deliver our free smartphone and tablet training to visually impaired people twice a month at Telford Central Library. Whether you are visually impaired yourself or sighted, if you are passionate about digital inclusion and great at interacting with people, we’d love to hear from you!
You don’t need to be an expert, all training will be provided. You will join the friendly group of volunteers at our ‘In Touch Telford Group’ who give demonstrations on how to use voice commands, talk back features, website navigation through audio and useful apps for people living with sight loss. All demonstration equipment will be provided.
Location: Shropshire Telford Central Library, Southwater
Hours: The service runs 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 1.00pm. Excludes January and December. You will need to commit to at least one session per month.
What we can offer
The chance to make a vital contribution to an organisation that is passionate about supporting people with sight loss
Be a part of a friendly team that makes a difference in the Telford community
Paid travel expenses
Training and step-by-step guides
Aged 18 years or older Sympathetic toward the need of visually impaired people Happy to learn Good communication skills
The Secretary The secretary deals with all the other paperwork received by the Childcare Setting. The secretary will:
Draw up an agenda for meetings with the other committee members.
Notify members of the date and time of the meeting and send out minutes and agendas well in advance of the meeting. It would be good practice for this to be done at least 7 days before the meeting.
Book meeting rooms and other venues (if necessary).
Bring all correspondence to meetings, if urgent deal with as appropriate.
Write letters as directed by the committee.
Receive letters for the Childcare Setting and keep records of all correspondence
Inform Ofsted of any changes to the manager or committee members by completing an EY3, as required.
Ensure that all committee members and staff have received an enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service Check (DBS).
Ensure that all committee members have completed an EY2 with Ofsted.
Implement and update a Single Central Record Log that records all committee, staff and volunteers Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) details.
Inform Family Connect of any changes in opening times, session changes or fee rates
Inform Ofsted of any proposed changes in name, structure, opening times, session or change of premises or telephone numbers.
Inform Ofsted of any incidents / complaints within 14 days.
Ensure the Ofsted registration certificate is displayed on the notice board of the setting.
Ensure the Insurance certificate is displayed on the notice board of the setting.
Inform your Early Years and Childcare Consultant of any changes in committee members, staff or addresses for mailing. (VMC Update form)
Keep all essential documents safe and ensure relevant ones are displayed in the Setting during operating times.
Produce publicity materials as instructed by the committee and link with the manager to develop materials.
Assist with marketing the Setting.
Maintain an inventory of all equipment and review annually.
The committee can decide to delegate some of this work if necessary, some settings have a separate minute taker who deals with the minutes of meetings; others have a registration secretary for new families./p>
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From September 2017, The Children’s Society will be opening a mental health drop-in centre in Telford and Shropshire where children and young people aged between 0 and 25 years can visit without needing an appointment or a referral, for immediate support with their mental and emotional health.
Our Wellbeing Volunteers are a vital part of our team, offering a compassionate listening ear to young people who need a safe space to talk, helping them to achieve their personal goals and helping to ensure that they have a voice in decisions which affect them.
This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone studying a related subject such as counselling, therapy, or psychology who is looking to develop skills and experience in the area of mental health, although qualifications and previous training are not essential as full training will be provided. However, you will need to be a friendly and reliable person with the ability to make others feel welcome and at ease, have excellent communication skills and be willing to learn./p>