To become a volunteer assessor you must be an accredited tutor and have mentored a newly trained tutor on a number of courses.
You will conduct assessments (for non-accredited self-management tutors) and monitoring (for accredited tutors visits to assess the standard of delivery, and work within the stepping stones to qualify framework. For more information on SS2Q please follow the link to the following website: http://qismet.org.uk/certifications/ss2q-certifcation/.
Duties and Responsibilities in addition to those already listed:
- Be an accredited and experienced tutor, including mentoring newly qualified tutors
– Conduct a minimum of 4 assessments per year for a minimum of 3 years
– Responsible assessing the quality of delivery
– Provide clear and concise assessment feedback
– Responsible for accrediting and monitoring deliverers line with SS2Q
– Return complete written assessment feedback within 10 days from assessment visit.
– Ability to build on feedback – as quality of assessment paperwork will be monitored on a quarterly basis to ensure that standards are maintained. Any concerns raised will be followed up with the individual assessor.
– To be custodians of the Stanford licence agreement and UK training and support framework
– Represent the values and principles of lay self-management
– Assist manager and lead trainers with the running of supervision days for tutors if necessary
– Support organisations to develop high quality lay led self-management programmes
– To be responsible for ensuring that they keep abreast of current issues in relation to self-management
– Support the process for increasing capacity to deliver lay led self-management
All volunteers must adhere to the following:
- Over 18 years of age
– Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills
– Patient, friendly, genuine and approachable
– Reliable, good time keeping
– The ability to accept and build on feedback from others
– Adaptable to working with different people
– Basic numeracy and literacy skills
– Committed to equal opportunities and values diversity
– Able to use own initiative
– Encouraging and motivational
– Work in partnership with other volunteer tutors
– Smart in appearance
– Maintain confidentiality and uphold data protection of personal details
– Give feedback to Self Management Programme suggesting good practice and improvements
– Willingness to travel within the Dudley borough
– Complete records as required
– Submit expense sheet in a timely manner, providing receipts for purpose of reimbursement of expenses (i.e. car parkin, itemised telephone bill, mileage)
– Adhere at all times to the Volunteer Policy and Volunteer Handbook
– Carry out the voluntary role under the supervision of the Self Management Programme Manager and Co-ordinator.
– Attend regular support and supervision sessions. Meeting with Volunteer Co-ordinator