Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

£22,876 per year

Contract, Full-time

Job Description

This is a fixed term contract until June 2021

Hertfordshire County Council in partnership with 20 organisations from the voluntary and community sector across Hertfordshire have been successful in securing funding from the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Fund (BBO).  BBO is the result of the Big Lottery matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.

In Hertfordshire our partnership is delivering three projects across the county that help to address barriers into employment. All projects started in October 2016. The BBO Project welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Herts Youth Futures Project

Providing individualised tailored support to young people most disadvantaged in the labour market to move towards and into sustained employment, education or training

Post

Watford Mencap is seeking a Specialist Youth Mentor with experience of working with people with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) (up to 37 hrs per week).  

The Youth Mentor role is wide-ranging. Duties vary according to the needs and aspirations of the young person. The key aim is to support the young person to overcome complex barriers, improve employability and enter a sustained education, training or work destination.

The role requires a degree of experience of working with vulnerable and challenging young people and will expect post holders to manage their own case load and plan, deliver and measure interventions to support the participants they work with.

Closing date for all applications is 5pm Sunday 11th August 2019.