Parent Mentor (West Lothian)

  • VO99041


Description

Can you make a difference to a parent looking for support getting back to work?

Could you be a mentor to a parent in West Lothian, helping to tackle Child Poverty?

If yes, then we have the right opportunity for you!

From January 2024, Volunteering Matters are recruiting Volunteer Mentors to help build resilience, confidence and aspirations, helping parents towards employment that works for them and their families.

While our staff team will be on hand to help you, and provide employability specific support to parents, your role as a mentor will be focused on developing additional skills and overcoming personal barriers to facilitate their entry into the job market.

You might support a parent to build their confidence, social skills, identify future plans and aspirations, and help access work experience.

No previous experience or knowledge is required, just a willingness to make a difference to families in your community.

We especially welcome applications from mentors that have experience of being a parent, or who have experience of the mentioned barriers that parents may have on their employment journey.

You will be ideally a flexible, patient and reliable individual with strong people skills. All ongoing training and support is available and any incurred volunteer expenses will be reimbursed. `

You will also have multiple opportunities to meet with the mentor project worker in 1:1 meetings and go through any questions or doubts you may have before you start.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.

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Frequency and commitment details

A few hours per week, this is a flexible role

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience required, training will be provided. Skills required including the ability to relate to, and support parents. Good communication and people skills Good organisation skills
Travel details: We support parents across West Lothian
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are fully reimbursed
Taster details: Further information available through an information event
Training details: Full induction and ongoing training provided