Giving children and young people the foundations, they need to thrive.
Our STAY mentoring programme provides a community-based support function to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances “within and outside the college campus”. (For example, making applications for accommodation/housing issues, childcare, debt budgeting, family/relationship issues, offending behaviour/judicial system or mental health.
This programme is focused on working with colleges to improve retention rates for groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced background or defined as having experienced ACEs. The rationale for the service, is the poor retention rates within Colleges for the identified group of young people compared to their peers.
The mentoring programme sits alongside the current provision and support provided by Student Services within the college structure. As a College Retention worker, you will support young people in one of the following locations: - Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Clyde College & Glasgow City College and West College Scotland. (You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges).
Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions.
You will make a difference by:
-Supporting young people from Care Experienced backgrounds to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including access to out of hours support.
-Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.
-Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
-Offering individualised support for each care-experienced student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues, and circumstances.
-Deliver sessions on local provision and job search including building confidence, establishing routine, developing CVs, improving interview skills, and participating in work experience or progression routes to positive destinations.
-Ensure all records and compliance paperwork is obtained, accurately completed, and submitted timely.
You will need:
-An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
-An assessor's qualification is desirable however not essential.
-Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
-The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of backgrounds.
-The use of a car and business insurance.
Closing Date:28 July 2021
For further information and to apply, please visit our website