Volunteer Tutor Registration

Volunteer for Focus Surrey Club in Cheam, Surrey - We are now recruiting. 
Calling all Students, Teachers, Nannies, Carers, Learning Support Assistants, Undergraduates and Postgraduates who want to gain career-enhancing skills and help children with autism at the same time.
Focus Surrey will once again run its popular Saturday club for autistic children aged two to 16 with Term 8 starting in February 2020. 
We are looking for volunteer tutors to help support children with autism in a fun, friendly and
child-centred environment. You need to be energetic, reliable and committed, as you will be active and on your feet regularly with your allocated child.
Ideally you will have some experience of working with children and be interested in developing your understanding of children with disabilities. You will receive training to help children practise social and early years skills in line with the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The club is led by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) Tracey Tibbals BCBA and Karolina Gburczyk BCBA.
As a tutor, you will work one to one (or two to one) with an allocated child towards specific targets and create learning opportunities through play and fun in a natural environment setting. Other volunteers will work as play facilitators supporting children to play together within a group.  Volunteer tutors will be allocated a specific child based on their qualifications and experience. You will gain experience working with children in both the 2-10 (morning) and 11-16 (afternoon) age groups with a different child from 10am to 12pm and from 1pm to 3pm. 
Before the club opens up to children, there will be two full days of training in order for you to develop your understanding of autism, ABA and the skills required for the position. Training will also be on-going throughout the term on club days through direct supervision.
It is imperative that volunteers are able to commit to the majority of dates to ensure a consistent experience for all. All volunteers will go through an Enhanced DBS check.
The club will run for 14 Saturdays and one Sunday (March 1st) from 9am to 4pm from February 22nd to June 13th 2019 (excluding 28th March, 11th April and 16th May). 
Children will attend the club from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. Between 9am to 10am and 3pm to 4pm on each Saturday, you’ll receive training and advice and help to prepare and pack away materials. We can provide volunteer placements for those requiring experience for your studies - please ask for details. The club is a 10-minute walk from Cheam train station and accessible by bus. 

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* 1. Contact details

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* 2. For students, which subjects are you studying, at what level and which year?

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* 3. For those with work experience, please indicate your most recent employment, at what level and which year?

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* 4. The club will run each Saturday over a 14-week period and one Sunday (March 1st) from 9am to 4pm from February 22nd to June 13th 2019 (excluding 28th March, 11th April and 16th May).  Can you commit to making these dates and times - please answer yes or no? Please give details of any dates you cannot do if applicable.

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* 5. Please tell us why you would like to volunteer to train and work as an ABA tutor.

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* 6. Please tell us about your experience of working with children.

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* 7. Please provide the details of two referees - these must be people who have known you for at least one year on a work or education basis. Please give both their email address and telephone number, plus indicate how they know you. We will be contacting these people to ask for a reference please let them know in advance to expect an email from focussurrey@hotmail.com

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* 8. Do you need any additional support to help you volunteer?

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* 9. Where did you hear about the opportunity to be a tutor with Focus Surrey?

Many thanks for your interest in volunteering as a tutor for Focus Surrey. We will be in touch shortly.

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