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Mentor/Facilitator - Young People Up to Age 25

St Giles Trust
Cambridgeshire (Hybrid)
£25,000 per annum (pro rata 28 hrs pw) pa
Part-time (28 hours per week (flexible))
Contract (Fixed Term until 31 March 2025)
Job description

East Cambridgeshire - working from home and in the community

Ref MYP-242

Are you a highly organised, collaborative and compassionate individual with direct or indirect experience of the criminal justice system?  Do you have a proven record of supporting young people involved in, or at risk of, entry into the Criminal Justice System?

If so, join St Giles as our Mentor/Facilitator, where you will combine your lived experience of overcoming similar barriers to the client group and your professional experience to provide crucial guidance, support and mentorship to targeted at-risk young people, already within or at high risk of entering the criminal justice system.  

About St Giles Trust 

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need.  Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.  

About this exciting opportunity

As Mentor/Facilitator, your focus will be to oversee the delivery of a vital Mentor Programme to targeted at risk students and young people up the age of 25 years and to establish and maintain positive relationships with each young person to provide emotional support, guidance and mentorship.  You will be expected to address each individual’s needs and challenges, utilising personal experiences, local knowledge, professional skills and St Giles’ materials to offer support and intervention, while also assisting each young person with setting and achieving academic, personal, and career goals.

We will count on you to collaborate with professionals to support and develop strategies to minimise the risk to young people and to maintain a trauma informed approach, that recognises and responds to trauma and amplifies the voices and experiences of individuals.  Developing positive, pro-social attitudes, behaviour and social skills among those you mentor and supporting and/or co-delivering whole school awareness and professional sessions are also key aspects of the role.

What we are looking for

  • Sound knowledge of the challenges and issues facing vulnerable young people
  • An understanding and demonstration of professional standards and accountability
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multi-agency partners
  • Excellent record keeping and good technical literacy of Microsoft Applications
  • A commitment to excellent safeguarding practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, verbal and written
  • A flexible, collaborative and professional approach to your work
  • Full Driving Licence and your own transport.
  • A successful candidate must live within or have easy access to Cambridgeshire.

Please note this role requires an Enhanced Adult and Children with the Child Barred list.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.

We are an equity and inclusion confident employer. We welcome all applications and we particularly encourage applications from people of the global majority (black, brown, multi- heritage) and those who identify as disabled, neuroexpansive, neurodiverse, with any protected characteristics and/or social barriers or challenges. We value the empowering and informative impact that all lived experiences and diversity of thought can offer the organisation.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

To apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: 11 pm 20 June 2024       

Interview date: 28 June 2024 on Teams.          

Please apply early as interviews will be conducted when suitable applications are received.    

Posted on: 06 June 2024
Closed date: 20 June 2024 at 16:05
Job ref: MYP-242
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development, Training, Advocacy, Support Worker, Social Work, Teaching, Practitioner