Children and Young person's mentor

  • VO75512


Description

We are looking for volunteer mentors to support children and young people across Renfrewshire.

What will I be doing as a Mentor?
• Direct one-to-one mentoring with a child or young person
• Providing support for children/young people to access and take part in opportunities within their local area
• Working alongside a child or young person to set personal goals for their education and their future
• To motivate and encourage children/young people to help them to make positive choices in their lives in regards to their education and their future
• Encouraging children and young people to value their education and have high aspirations
• Listening to a child/young person by valuing and respecting their feelings, views and opinions
• Where required taking an active part in reviews and evaluations.

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.

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Frequency and commitment details

Each meeting lasts for approximately 2-4 hours . Visits will be weekly/fortnightly depending on the needs of the child/young person. Minimum commitment of 12 months is required. One hour every 4/6 weeks for supervision.

Restrictions

For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application.
Experience required: A knowledge of some of the issues affecting care experienced children and young people • Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people • Ability to work well with children and young people in a supportive way • Good listening skills • Ability to relate to children and young people and to be able to see things from their point of view • Experience of building confidence and self-esteem.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

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