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
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
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.
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