Advantage Mentor

Discipline: The Foundation
Job type: New Position
Salary: £25000 - 27000
Job ref: 003862
Published: 2 months ago
Expiry date: 09 Nov 2022 23:59

Job Purpose


This role is responsible for providing a 1:1 youth work mentoring service supporting a caseload of 20 young people every 6 months (on average), 40 across the year. They will work closely with partner agencies and their local NHS Trust to recruit young people on to programme, identify suitable progression routes and development opportunities that support young people, including but not limited to; health and wellbeing, life skills and education and employability.


It is assumed that most of the mentoring will take place in the afternoons/evenings due to young people’s commitments although some might take place during school/working hours.


Key Responsibilities


*       Recruit participants on to programme to be assessed by CAMHS clinician before starting programme

*       Ensure that all young people are contacted within two working days of the CAMHS handover meeting


*       Meet with the young person and co-design a personal plan based around Goal Based Outcomes

*       Develop positive relationships with young people through a variety of youth work styles/methodologies

*       Support young people to access internal and external programmes in line with their needs and interests

*       Liaise with project leads to ensure young people are fully supported within their chosen programmes including support with resources

*       Deliver mental wellbeing support for young people and manage a caseload, providing support at suitable times for the referral either face 

         to face or virtually

*       Develop and promote support for parents/guardians/carers so that they feel more confident in supporting their child/young person with              their mental health and wellbeing

*       Establish, maintain and develop effective partnership working with stakeholders including relevant external agencies and organisations

*       Complete monitoring, evaluation and session recordings using internal systems, including contributing to the project monthly reports via            appropriate systems

*       Ensure that all delivery, for which you are responsible, complies with health and safety and safeguarding requirements including the                      production of individual risk assessments

*       Attend all scheduled supervision, meetings and training events

*       To undertake professional development by participating in staff development (CPD) and training activities.

*       To support or lead other duties as requested by the line manager/organisation


Person Specification


*       A minimum level 2 in Youth Work, Mentoring and Safeguarding qualification or equivalent 

*       Experience in 1-2-1 work/mentoring

*       Emergency First Aid Certificate

*       Mental Health Awareness training

*       Demonstrate a good understanding of how to engage young people

*       Demonstrably puts young people first and works in a person-centred way

*       Experience of partnership/inter-agency working as part of a team around complex young people

*       Commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and inclusivity

*       An understanding of the issues and barriers impacting young people, especially those impacted by the pandemic  


Values & Behaviours


       Integrity* – being transparent, responsible and trustworthy

        Behaving in an honest and ethical manner, serving the community to the best of our ability

       Inclusive* - recognising and respecting everyone’s value

        Providing an accessible and welcoming environment

       Continuously improve* - striving for excellence driving development through learning

        Maximising opportunities to fulfil potential and be prepared to take risks

       Collaboration* - working together internally and externally  

        Recognising the benefits of a multi-organisational approach to our community and workforce

       Inspiring* - creating a culture where people prosper

        Providing a safe and enjoyable environment supporting goals and aspirations