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Youth Mentor - Secondary School Surrey

£18476 - £21199 per annum

Youth Mentor - Redhill, Surrey

This secondary school is hiring a Youth Mentor to promote the personal, educational, creative and social developments of their students, helping them to reach their full potential. This role will help in providing a safe and supportive environment where young people learn to; engage with their learning; treat themselves and others with kindness and respect; laugh, learn, experiment, make mistakes and thrive; develop a sense of responsibility and resilience and grow into motivated, postive and caring citizens. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference.

Youth Mentor - What will I be doing?

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the students are welcomed into the school, ensuring everything is running smoothly and supporting young people engaging with the activities.
  • You'll be responsible for delivering drop-in sessions e.g., games, positive activities, conversations, general support.
  • You will be assessing the needs of the students and plan and deliver programmes on health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying
  • Run arts based activities / community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities
  • Mentor, coach and support students encouraging greater social inclusion
  • Work with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision
  • Identify and pursue sources for funding for projects to improve resources for young people

Youth Mentor - What experience do I need?

  • It is essential that you have worked with young people in a school or youth centre setting previously
  • You must have experience of effecting innovative practice within a school
  • You will be degree educated and validated by the National Youth agency (NYA)
  • You will have Level 2 JNC or relevant youth work experience
  • You will be politically and creatively aware and "plugged in " to emerging youth sub-culture and issues relating to the local area
  • You must have a working understanding of safeguarding young people
  • You must have a full working knowledge of current, relevant legislation, codes of practice and policies at a national and local authority level.

Youth Mentor - Additional Info:

This role is a 36-hour week, 39 weeks a year. It is a new role happening at a very exciting time within this school where you will really be able to make a difference.