Liverpool, Merseyside
Job description

Mentoring with Merseyside Junior Mentoring…

We mentor children aged 5-9 years old with behavioural difficulties on a 9- 12 month programme. Our mentors support one child for the year meeting them for a few hours each week, engaging them outside the home and school in fun yet purposeful activities. Through spending focused time with mentors one-to-one we have found that the children we work with are able to develop their skills, raise aspirations and become more confident in themselves.

What activities will I do as a mentor?

From visiting the park, playing football to exploring museums and creating a scrapbook mentoring is incredibly varied. The sessions you will plan as a mentor will focus on getting your child involved in new activities and learning new skills.

Will I have to pay for the mentoring activities?

Don’t worry you will never be left out of pocket as we reimburse your expenses. 

Aside from the weekly sessions, what else will I have to do as a mentor?

As well as your mentoring sessions we also ask you to plan your sessions and complete a short report afterwards so we can support you throughout the mentoring journey. Your programme supervisor will meet you once a month for a supervision, this is your chance to get session inspiration, ask questions and to talk about how your mentoring is going. 

How will I be matched with a child?

Having completed your training and attended an interview you will be carefully matched with a child. We work hard to match children and mentors who we feel will be a good fit for each other, focusing on those who have similar interests.

What happens at the end of the mentoring journey?

At the end of the mentoring we have a strict no contact policy. You will be invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate your mentoring journey, this is a very special occasion and your family and friends are invited to come along too. 

Mentoring can make a real difference. The time you spend with your child allows them to be themselves and imagine a better future.  

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Posted on: 04 September 2019
Closed date: 03 December 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work