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Sessional Mentors

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Stirling
  • Closing 17th January 2021


  • Advertised from 3rd December 2020
  • Weekend and evening working. Minimum of 5 hours a week (depending on availability and service requirements). £9.40 per hour.

Role

Who are Includem?

Includem is a brilliant third sector organisation that provides intensive, bespoke support to young people in challenging circumstances and their families. We believe that no young person is ever beyond help and through a 24/7 service which is responsive to their needs, we empower them to make positive life choices.

What does the role involve?

  • Working independently with young people, but also as part of a team of support.
  • Providing emotional support and linking in with service delivery teams to ensure an appropriate response to our young people or their families.
  • The opportunity to work directly with our young people and their families in their communities.

The ideal candidates should be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week with a view to working more hours as and when required (including evenings and weekends). As sessional Mentors work directly with young people and families in the community there is a requirement that you can drive and have access to a car for work purposes.

If you have all of the below skills and attributes then we would love to hear from you:

  • A genuine passion for helping children, young people and their families
  • The ability to identify and manage emotions (your own and others)
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental outlook
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to build relationships with young people and their families
  • An awareness of issued facing vulnerable young people and their families
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing situations led by the needs of the young person and their families
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be a team player but also be able to work on your own initiative
  • Be self-motivated and flexible
  • Ability to provide emotional, practical and social support
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal including ability to maintain accurate records
  • Reliability and commitment to deliver the relationship based model of intervention
  • Ability to drive and have access to own car for work purposes

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle for work purposes
  • Become a member of the PVG scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with SSSC and hold or be willing to work toward an SVQ2 in a relevant discipline (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)
  • Attend team meetings and any relevant training courses

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

· A full and robust training and induction programme.

· Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service

· Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation

· Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover

· Company Mobile Phone

· SCVO Credit Union

· Discounted gym membership

· Discounted holidays and associated benefits

· Access to discounts for charity workers

· Flexible and agile working

Application notes

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the Includem website (includem.org). Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17th January 2021.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a group selection event will take place via video-conferencing on Tuesday 26th January 2021 with individual interviews on Thursday 4th February 2021.