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Reader Companion

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Role Title: Reader/Companion  Location: Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU Duration: Ongoing Time commitment: Minimum 4 hours a week (flexible times as per the below)
  • 4pm onwards weekdays 
  • Any time at the weekends 
About The Children's Trust: The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Come and join our team of 500 dedicated volunteers who support us in the vital work that we do, to give children with brain injury the best life possible. The Children's Trust School is one of the only specialist schools in the UK dedicated to providing education, therapy and care exclusively for children and young people aged 3-19 with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).  Some of these children live in purpose built accommodation at Tadworth Court.  Staff in these houses work closely with the teams in the school to provide continuity of care and learning programmes. Role purpose: We are seeking energetic and friendly individuals, over the age of 18, to support this vital work, by spending time with the children who live in the houses on site. What will the role involve? 
  • Reading to the children indivually or in groups
  • Provide companionship to the children
  • 'Reading' varies from child to child, so it may involved puppets and touch and feel books, rather than conventional reading
 What skills and experience will you need? 
  • Willingness to volunteer as part of a time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Trustworthy, polite, helpful and friendly
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • A 'can do' attitude
What can this role offer you?
  • Develop skills in communication, team work and leadership to further your future career ambitions
  • References for any future job
  • Volunteer certificate and recognition of thanks
  • Local travel and lunch expenses will be paid in line with our policy
  • Induction and support 
How to apply: Please download and complete the application form and email to with 'Reader Companion' in the subject heading.
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