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Breathe Youth

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Breathe Youth provide a free Mentoring Programme to support young people facing challenges in their lives. We offer the opportunity for a young person to build a trusted relationship with one of our ...

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Volunteer Mentor (in Cinderford area, Forest of Dean)

Project role (Temporary) · 1–2 hrs/Week · For around 12 months
Flexible location
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Breathe Youth
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Summary

If you have a heart for young people, you could help us to support a young person facing challenges in their lives. We train, so no previous experience needed.

Detailed description

Role Description:     Volunteer Mentor

Breathe is a Christian Charity delivering youth work in the Forest of Dean. Our mentoring service provides mentor support to young people in the Forest of Dean aged 10-18 years of age who are facing challenges.


Young people are mentored for at least 12 months with the aim of building their self esteem and help them identify and work towards their goals. Mentors provide a young person with a consistent trusting adult who will listen to them giving them the space to talk through the challenges they are facing.

 

Our mentors are amazing people who have a care and concern for young people and want to help them thrive and make progress towards their potential. We value the time and support they give to the young people they support.

 

Job Summary:           To provide 1-1 mentor support to young people who are facing challenges deemed suitable for  the programme

Responsible to:        The Mentor Coordinator

Key Responsibilities

  1. To attend the introductory meeting with the prospective mentee and family / carer and the mentor coordinator
  2. To meet with the young person weekly – usually 1-2 hours as appropriate
  3. To develop a positive relationship with the young person, help them to identify their goal/s and work with them towards achieving these
  4. To listen to their mentees concerns, and explore options and possible solutions with them
  5. To attend regular support and supervision sessions and complete review documentation
  6. To adhere to Breathe’s procedures and policies including safeguarding and lone working policies
  7. To treat mentees with dignity and respect
  8. To maintain good record keeping and understand the importance of confidentiality
  9. To attend introductory and ongoing training sessions as required
  10. To uphold the ethos and values of Breathe as a Christian organisation


Person specification

Essential

  1. Able to communicate and relate to young people
  2. Good interpersonal skills
  3. Reliable and high degree of Integrity
  4. Willing to work flexibly
  5. A car driver with access to a vehicle


Desirable

  1. An understanding of the issues that young people face


An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for this post


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About Breathe Youth

Breathe Youth provide a free Mentoring Programme to support young people facing challenges in their lives. We offer the opportunity for a young person to build a trusted relationship with one of our volunteer mentors. This service is delivered in the Forest of Dean area and is typically provided over a period of 12 months with the young person and mentor meeting for approximately 1-2 hours each week.