Plusone mentoring is looking for people that are willing to regularly meet up with a young person and do things together that are fun and engaging. You must be a good listener and be able to engage in conversations with the young person to encourage them to develop important life skills.
You will always set a good example to the young person and encourage positive behaviour. You will play an important role in helping a young person achieve their full potential and build on the young person's strengths. This kind of relationship would make a difference within the community and make a difference in the life of a young person, supporting them to make better choices.
The mentor has the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference in their community. This also gives the young person and the Mentor the chance to try new things together.
Tayside Council on Alcohol provides counselling, support and information to anyone affected by their own, or anothers, problem drinking. We also work in many ways to raise awareness of alcohol related issues and promote sensible and positive use of alcohol. The young persons services provide a wide range of support and treatment facilities for young people experiencing problems because of their substance use.
Experience required: No formal qualifications are required. Should be able to reflect on own life experiences and show empathy to a young person. Non-judgemental.
Travel details: Within the local community. The young person would get picked up at home and taken to do different activities and then dropped back at home.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage rates are 45p per mile. A £50 float will be given to cover all expenses i.e. bus fares and activity costs. Receipts must be retained.
Training details: The mentor training is 2 hours in the evening over a 5 week period. There is ongoing training over 7 weeks and also quarterly reviews and on call support.
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