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.