Antenatal Support Volunteer

Role Description

You must be:

  • an individual who has a positive attitude to supporting families
  • willing to take part in a volunteer support training course
  • willing to attend safeguarding training if not already complete
  • willing to attend regular peer support networking/update sessions
  • willing to commit to ongoing progression training on a regular basis

You also need:

  • to be enthusiastic about supporting families in the antenatal period
  • to be caring and not judge other people
  • to be able to work well as part of a team
  • to be a good communicator
  • to be accepting and understanding towards people from different social, religious, ethical and cultural backgrounds
  • to be reliable and adaptable

This role includes the following:

  • to promote good attitudes to pregnancy and parenting in a friendly and sensitive manner
  • to report feedback, e.g. reporting concerns to the named safeguarding lead
  • to maintain the confidentiality of individuals unless safeguarding issues arise
  • to communicate with your organisation and health professionals
  • to be aware of health and safety issues including environmental risks and infection control
  • to take part in the evaluation of training and of the Antenatal Support Project
  • to offer support and encouragement to women and their families as requested by a health professional, partnership organisation or by the mother herself

Antenatal Support Volunteers have many opportunities within Newcastle’s Community Family Hub and Partnership settings.  These include:

  • to volunteer alongside the Amazing Start Peer Support team and health professionals
  • to help to create a welcoming and friendly environment in different settings
  • to welcome new and existing mothers and their families
  • to support families to achieve their own personal goals linked to isolation, building good parent baby relationships and engaging in the community amongst other needs

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