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ORGANIZATION: Caudwell Children

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Are you a reliable, empathetic, tech-savvy individual with an eye for detail? Caudwell Children are looking for friendly and professional volunteers to help with our Service Delivery Department.
The Service Delivery Department is responsible for ensuring the beneficiaries of the charity receive high quality services. We offer services to children and support to families, including:

- Advice and signposting to local services (available to individuals anywhere in the UK),

- We accept applications for and (subject to a set of financial criteria) will contribute funding towards some specific therapies, provision of resources such as specialist wheelchairs, car seats, tricycles, sensory stimulating equipment and sports equipment

- We have specialist autism services and accept referrals to assess and diagnose autism in 4 to 11 year olds and provide information, workshops and advice to families with a child with autism

- We have an employment service for autistic young people up to age 25 years to support the transition into the digital skills workforce.

As a volunteer in our Service Delivery department, roles and responsibilities may include:

- Providing practical and emotional support to children and their families across the country

- Processing and completing applications for specialist equipment, therapies and treatment

- Data inputting onto our metro system

- Providing an information and signposting service

- Communication with other organisations via telephone and email

- Meeting and greeting visitors (including visitor sign in)

- Answering telephone/ email enquiries

- Monitoring our online chat service ensuring families receive the support that they need

We’re looking for somebody approachable, dedicated and responsible, with a good level of written and verbal communication, and telephone and computer literacy.

If you’re interested in gaining administration, communication and IT experience, and want to know that you’re helping the families of disabled children across the UK, please apply!

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About Caudwell Children

Location:

Caudwell International Children's Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcatle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NT, GB

Mission Statement

OUR VISION: A world where all disabled children and their families have choice, opportunity, dignity and understanding. OUR MISSION: Practical and emotional support through compassionate and efficient services. OUR MOTTO: Whatever It Takes.

Description

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also provide autism assessment and support at our purpose built Caudwell Internation Children's Centre based in Staffordshire.

Passionate, positive and practical; we are motivated to improve the lives of the estimated 770,000 disabled children living in the UK, starting with the 400,000 living in or on the margins of poverty.

We can help with:

- Family support services and short break activities

- ASD assessments from our multidisciplinary clinical team

- Funded mobility and sensory equipment

- Access to life saving surgeries and treatments

- Life changing therapy and support programmes for children with brain injuries and their families

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Caudwell International Children's CentreInnovation WayKeele Science and Innovation ParkNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NTUnited Kingdom

(53.00415,-2.26481)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Suggested commitment of 3 hours per week

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