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Independent Visitor (befriending young people in care) Wrexham (Wrexham)

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Independent Visitor (befriending young people in care) Wrexham (Wrexham)
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Posted on Jun 21, 2018
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Independent Visitor (befriending young people in care) Wrexham (Wrexham)
Address: Wrexham

**We are looking specifically for a male applicant due to the young person we would like to match you with**

The role of a Sova Independent Visitor is to build a healthy and child focused relationship with a young person who is in the care of the local authority; aiming to support them to grow in confidence, feel valued and thrive in their lives
IVs are usually matched to a young person according to a variety of considerations such as interests and hobbies
The IV will be fully trained for the role and will be supported throughout
The Sova team will make a match with a young person and organize an initial meeting where they can meet their young person, talk about themselves, plan what they would like to do and agree on when they would like to meet.

Key responsibilities/activities for an Independent Visitor:

• Meet with their young person, as directed by the project, (with project staff and or/any referring agency)
• Create a positive relationship between themselves and the young person
• Contribute to the young person’s development and confidence
• Assist and advise the young person in developing skills and appropriate attitudes that will assist them in achieving the goals in their life
• Encourage and motivate the young person to make positive changes and encourage their personal development (In liaison with the project, the referring agency and the young person concerned)
• Encourage young people to make positive use of local resources and activities, such as local parks and leisure centres
• Maintain principles of confidentiality, especially in relation to the young person, the project and any referring agency
• Operate at all times within the Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies of Sova and any relevant referring agency
• Complete all paperwork and attend supervision meetings as directed by the project
• Attend young people’s reviews as required
• Participate in providing feedback to SPACE (Sova participation and continuing engagement)
• Willingness to attend additional training

We will apply for an enhanced DBS check and references.
Full training on IV role and safeguarding.
Activity and expenses budget provided.

We welcome applications from people from all walks of life
We have a particular shortage of male volunteers so would be interested in receiving applications from men.
There are young people currently waiting to be matched so we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

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