Mentor – Moray

Purpose and aims of the role

To provide one to one / group support for young people who are experiencing a range of difficulties in their lives in the Moray area.

What will i be doing?

  • To undertake direct one to one mentoring with young people
  • To facilitate and participate in group activities
  • To work with young people, parents/carers and the local community in a consultative, respectful and inclusive manner
  • To ensure that appropriate recording and evaluation material is maintained
  • To take an active part in reviews and evaluations
  • To work in partnership with relevant statutory departments and voluntary agencies.

What skills can i bring to this role?

  • Understanding of good childcare practices with knowledge of safeguarding legislation
  • Knowledge of the factors/ issues that affect young people and their families
  • Some direct experience in working with young people in a variety of settings
  • Ability to relate to young people and to be able to see things from a young person’s point of view while respecting the views and beliefs of others
  • Good listening, oral, written and communication skills
  • Good coping skills and to be able to deal with the emotional demands of the role
  • Ability to record effectively

What qualities do i need?

  • To have a non-judgemental approach to people and have empathy
  • Demonstrate commitment and be reliable with good time management
  • Can work alone and as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and reliable
  • Approachable, patient and understanding
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
  • To be able to encourage young people and help to build self-esteem and confidence
  • A commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner

When will i be needed?

  • Days, evenings or weekends
  • Each visit lasts for 2 hours
  • Visits vary from weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months required

Location

You will be mentoring young people in the Moray area.

What will i gain from the role?

  • A sense of satisfaction in helping young people in difficult circumstances achieve their full potential
  • Practical experience of working with young people
  • Experience to get back into the workplace or education

What support will i be given?

  • Induction and child protection training
  • Role specific training
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
  • Supervision and support from your volunteer coordinator
  • Attend recognition events and volunteer socials throughout the year

Additional Information

Volunteers MUST be one year clean of any problematic drug/ alcohol misuse.

For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application.  This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.

Contact details

Jennie Shade – Volunteer Coordinator Aberlour Mentoring Services – Moray

Telephone: 01343 546214

For further information and to apply for this role please click on the following link: Aberlour Volunteering Information Pack

Thank you

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