About this role
Brief description of what you’ll be doing
We are looking for people to be inspirational role models, mentors and coaches to children and young people who need it the most. You will get the opportunity to improve your CV and career prospects through experience gained as well as working towards your personal and professional development. Your mentoring sessions will take place at our Education centre in Bradford and / or in a school based in a disadvantaged area.
The mentor serves as a caring adult in a young persons’ life and is available to listen, validate, and coach their mentee about navigating life and negotiating relationships as a young adult. You will provide one to one (and group) support and encouragement to young people who come into contact with ACAP and feel they would benefit from the input of a mentor.
- To attend an initial meeting with the young person and an ACAP case worker to be introduced, discuss the way forward and define the focus of the mentoring relationship.
- To meet the young person for approximately 2-4 hours per week in a one to one or group setting for an agreed period following discussion with the case worker (initially 3 months).
To create a positive relationship with / befriend the young person and provide them with a suitable role model.
To advise, assist, support and motivate the young person into developing skills and new perspectives, which will assist them in achieving and sustaining their personal goals.
To provide written feedback on work undertaken by completing contact sheets after each session.
Attend regular support and supervision sessions.
To adhere to ACAP’s confidentiality statement.
To carry out all work with a non – judgemental approach in keeping with ACAP’s Diversity statement
To comply with ACAPs Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and Guidelines.
Qualifications and training required
There are no set qualifications required for this position as all training will be organised. Any qualifications that you do have in this field would be very much welcomed.
Key Skills / What we are looking for
Enthusiastic and passionate
- Good listening skills
- Good people skills
- Willing to work as part of a team
- Enjoy interacting, engaging and encouraging young people
- Good organisational skills
- Commitment to the role
Please note there is a complete pre-screening process for this role (application, interview, references, DBS check etc) and a comprehensive training programme you must attend (including safeguarding training) before you are matched with a young person.
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Help us network with the right people
Give Something Back
Feel satisfied that you are helping the next generation to succeed in life. Give back and feel great about it.
Be Part of a Team
Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a friendly team and meeting new people.
Learn New Skills
Develop your core skills by taking part in activities designed to strengthen them. Learn new skills too.
Access to Training
Get access to training to develop your skills and expand your knowledge. This will add to your CV.
Be Part of the Community
Overcome the sense of detatchment and become an integral member of the community.
Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our expenses policy.
Interested? Click to apply now or contact us to setup an interview
Click apply now and fill out the basic application form. Someone from the team will get back to you to arrange an interview. You can call us on 01274 720254 stating which volunteering role you are interested in and we will take it from there.
17 Claremont, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD7 1BG