Young People Mentor

£19,194 - £21,703
14 Sep 2016
23 Sep 2016
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Young People Mentor

Are you dedicated, creative and care enough not to give up on really vulnerable young people? 

Our client has been building stronger families since 1869, and today works with over 45,000 families and children through 120 community based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. 

Position: Mentor 
Location: Black Country, West Midlands 
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week (to include shift work, weekends and some overnight sleep-ins) and sessional 
Salary: £19,194 - £21,703 - with sleep in allowance or £8.88 per hour 

Closing date: 9am Monday 26th September 2016 

About the role: 

The main purpose of this role is to work with young people in care to address placement break downs and poor outcomes. Issues for these young people may include: risky behaviour such as substance misuse, sexual exploitation, self-harm and offending, non-attendance at school, training or employment, unresolved separation and loss issues, poor mental and emotional health, and poor relationships with birth families. 

The role will involve you working closely with young people and responding to them through this 24 hour a day innovative support project. 

About you: 

You will hold a minimum of a level 3 in Working with Children and Families or have an equivalent qualification. Experience of working directly with young people to influence positive change is essential as is experience of effectively supervising safeguarding risks. You will have an understanding of the challenges and risks young people in care face, and possess knowledge and experience of a relevant mentoring role. 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to engage with hard to reach young people, possess excellent listening skills and have the ability to remain professional in challenging situations. You must be prepared to regularly participate in supervision with your coordinator as part of safeguarding process and personal development. Excellent IT skills and the ability to record work in the given time frame is also necessary. 

You must be willing to undertake pre-employment training, and have a full driving license and ability to travel at short notice both locally and across the country. 

You may have experience of the following: Mentor, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, Community Support, Safeguarding, Social Care, Third Sector, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Family Services, Vulnerable Adults, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.