Youth Mentor and Counsellor


  • £10 - £14 per hour
  • Manchester
  • Posted: 12/05/2020
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 564107109

Job Details

Youth Mentor and counselling support (part time)

Purpose
To provide a mentoring service to young people aged 10-19 years old covering areas such as aspirations, personal development and self esteem to support young people with their engagement, and transition into the next year group. Also to promote positive and healthy choices and reduce risks associated with anti-social behaviour and social isolation.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
-To engage the young person and arranging initial contact and subsequent sessions at a mutually agreed venue.
-To provide one to one mentoring to the young person on a part time basis
-To appropriately plan and organise outcomes-focussed activities to engage young
people during sessions, underpinned by methods of supporting young people to
overcome individual social, educational and emotional barriers and create personal
development plans for the future.
-To establish a positive and interactive relationship with each young person.
-To help each young person to develop or begin to develop life skills and to accomplish
specific goals.
-To monitor the progress of each mentee and record a short report after each meeting.
-To gather monitoring and evaluation data from each young person/mentee.
-To be Flexible to work across the week to include evening work where necessary.

Desired criteria:
-A recognised qualification in Youth Work or an equivalent level 3+ qualification in Advice
& Guidance or a minimum of 3 years' experience working with disengaged young people
facilitating youth work, mentoring, advice or guidance.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills.
o Experience in the delivery of youth initiatives focussing on good relations, citizenship and
personal development.
o Experience of working with the community & voluntary sector.
o Personal commitment to addressing the needs of the most socially excluded young
people and those who are not in education, training or employment.
o Current, clean, driving licence with access to own vehicle

If this type of role is of interest please send your CV to manchester@ednetwork.co.uk with an outline of your relevant experience.

The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.


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