Join Our Team – Mentor – 15 Hours per week, Term Time Only

Mentor

(One to One and Group Mentoring)

15 hours per week, term time only (£22,000-£23,000 pro rata)

Flexible working hours 9:00am-5pm; Mon-Fri.

Our Place Support are seeking an enthusiastic individual to play a key role in our successful Mentoring Scheme. The mentor will be supporting children and young people across North Birmingham with their social, emotional and mental health wellbeing through one to one and group-based interventions.

Our Place Support is at the heart of the Sutton Coldfield community and works closely with local partner agencies including schools, community groups and Birmingham City Council’s Early Help Partnership. Our Place Support prides itself on these community relationships, aiming to provide holistic support to those in need.

The role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated and passionate about making lasting change in the lives of children and young people within the local community and who wants to work in a supportive and flexible environment.

Role of an Our Place Mentor

This role will require the Mentor to plan and deliver bespoke one to one sessions which will enable the mentee to explore issues, identify solutions, set goals and monitor their own achievements.

Mentors are also required to lead group mentoring sessions in schools or other community venues providing both preventative education in mental health and wellbeing to groups of up to 30 children and young people and targeted early intervention work for smaller groups of 10-15.

Mentors will undertake administrative tasks in relation to their mentoring practice and are responsible for communicating with stakeholders including schools

Mentors will be part of regular team meetings, case management meetings and have to access professional practice supervision.

Mentors will work together with the wider team, our partner schools and agencies to safeguard children and young people at all times.

Benefits / Investment for Mentors:

  • To be part of a caring organisation that has an emphasis on compassion, support and encouragement.
  • Induction programme and regular access to practice supervision and operational support.
  • Access to funded training to enhance professional development.
  • Regular networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities for overtime.
  • Management of own diary.
  • Holiday payments
  • Term-time only working.
  • Travel costs and time catered for.
  • Enhanced DBS funded
  • Public Liability Insurance

Application Process:

Applications are to be made using the below application form.  Please review the Job Description and Person Specification before applying and contact Beth Thomas on 0121 354 4080 or mentoring@ourplacesupport.org with any questions or for an informal discussion.

Mentor Job Description and Person Specification

Mentor Application Form 2021

Closing date for applications is 16th December 4pm.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th December.