Unit 3: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People & Adults

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Helping in Schools 24/02/2012

UNIT 3: COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & ADULTS.
TASK : 8 PROFFESIONAL CONDUCT & COMMUNICATION TASK (1)

1) Describe the role of a volunteer working in school in supporting children and young people. You should describe how to establish professional relationships with children. Explain how your approach to supporting might vary according to the age of the children / young people you are involved in supporting for example, preschool, primary, secondary or Post 16.

The role of a Volunteer is to support the overall learning in school, this can be done a variety of ways such as:

A volunteer can meet the above roles through establishing
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Talk as |
|language |through actions, gestures. Use of tones to |Actions. Use of behavior control language. |irony, humour, sarcasm, unplain speaking etc. Don't |adults , use of first names rather then titles. Some|
| |indicate good / bad behavior. Use of physical |Reduce use of physical affirmations |treat young people like children and try to develop an|slang could be used but no profanity. Although some |
| |affirmations | |understanding of "new" words they may use. E.g. "That |tutors may use this as a volunteer this language |
| | | |Wicked" or "That's Baad" actually means the opposite. |should not be encouraged. |
|Developing mutual |Talking at their Eye level , keeping calm, |Getting to know children, talk about their |Allow young people to express themselves, not judging |Challenge and engage students, support their needs |
|respect |listening to children. Giving them attention and |interests, listening to them. Giving them |them. Be Friendly but not a "mate". Show interest and |and encourage them to talk about issues, respect |
| |time, Give them

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