Use your experience to train, supervise and support volunteer mentors for people who are homeless or at risk of offending. This is a flexible job suitable for someone with home care responsibilities or who already has other work and would like some additional work or additional experience.
Bridging the Gap Islington is a small charity recruiting, training and supporting volunteer mentors for people who are vulnerable or at risk of offending. The service has been running for several years and has an established set of procedures and policies meeting national accreditation standards.
We need one person to help develop online training for new mentors. We would also like to hear from people who can help with supervising mentors but who may not have training experience.
You will support volunteer mentors.
- phone mentors each week and meet them once a month.
- offer advice and encouragement and ensure mentors follow our policies.
- If there are problems, you may need to get more involved to ensure the welfare of client and mentor.
- You will also have the opportunity to do other work training mentors and meeting clients.
This is flexible work. You will be offered the opportunity to supervise selected mentoring partnerships which you can either accept or refuse depending on how much work you would like to do. You will be part of a small team of supervisors doing similar work and will meet with other supervisors to share experience and develop best practice.
You should be aware that we are a small charity and the work is shared between several people. We are unlikely to be able to offer you more than 10 hours work in a month. This work is likely to suit someone who already has other work and would like some additional work or additional experience.
During the present coronavirus restrictions we are continuing to work through online meetings via Zoom. We need one person to help us to provide training for new mentors similar to the previous training we offered. When the restrictions are eased we look forward to having some more face-to-face meetings but we will probably also continue to have some online meetings.
You need to have 2 years experience (full-time equivalent) of working in a support role (or in a profession) providing support to people who are at risk of offending, homelessness or addiction problems. Our work is based in Islington and surrounding boroughs so it will help if you live or work within easy travelling distance of Islington.
If you are applying to help with training, then you will need to have some experience of preparing and delivering online training.
Please reply online. We will send you more details about the work. After you receive the job description you will need to send us your C.V. and a covering letter. We will shortlist and interview after the closing date.
Even if we are not able to offer you work immediately, we may offer you the opportunity of being included on a list for future vacancies.
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