CLCH - Breastfeeding Support Volunteer
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At CLCH, We provide community health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire. Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
- Stay well
- Manage their own health with the right support
- Avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital
We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.
Our vision: Deliver great care closer to home.
Our mission: Working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Come and support mothers in the community. This role offers peer support to mothers, to support, promote and protect breastfeeding and other aspect of infant feeding.
- Support in infant feeding clinics, and other infant feeding activities
- As part of the team, you’ll listen to mothers experiences and worries about infant feeding and breastfeeding difficulties
- Provide evidenced based information rather than advice and own opinions
- Direct mothers to appropriate health care professionals (i.e. Breastfeeding Supporter Mentor, Health Visitor, GP)
- Provide mothers with contact details of local breastfeeding support services
- Deal in a courteous and sensitive manner with women, relatives and others with who you come into contact with
- Communicate effectively with women and others
- Work within recognised best practice standards for breastfeeding as recommended by UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and NICE Guidance
- Meet with the Team Lead on a regular basis.
- To attend any training and update sessions to ensure continued learning about breastfeeding and best practice for delivering effective peer support.
Clinics across Brent, Merton, Wandsworth and Richmond
2-4 hours per week negotiable
- You’ll be self-motivated; with an ability to think on your feet and work independently
- You’ll be punctual and dependable
- You’ll have a professional and friendly demeanour
- If you speak an additional language other than English please let us know so that we might pair you with any mother who speaks that language also
- This role is ideally suited to mothers who have had experience of breastfeeding or support with infant feeding, but if you have a particular interest in supporting infant feeding you are welcome to apply.
- Free access to NHS eLearning for Healthcare workers which works as an NHS passport with all learning modules
- Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards