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MUSLIM VOLUNTEER MENTOR

Feltham, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary
Job description

MUSLIM VOLUNTEER MENTOR

 

Can you offer your support to a young person via mentoring?

 

FCCT are looking for volunteers to play a supportive role by actively mentoring young offenders (aged 15-21 in HMP/YOI Feltham) and to offer support under the ‘7 pathways to Reducing Reoffending’:

 

FCCT offer support under the seven pathways to reducing reoffending including signposting to relevant organisations:

  • Accommodation
  • Education, Training and Employment (ETE)
  • Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Finance, Benefits and Debts
  • Children & Families
  • Attitudes, Thinking and Behaviour.

 

Our aim is to help young people overcome hardships and make the positive transition back into wider society and to help to reduce reoffending rates.

 

Scope of Volunteer Main Role and Duties (not exhaustive):

Mentoring Arm:

 

  1. Work through a ‘Discharge List’ systematically, cross referencing with the Operations Manager, so as not to duplicate any work or contact with the young people (primarily of Muslim faith).
  2. Hand out and (where needed) help complete ‘Survey Questionnaires’ given to young people from the ‘Discharge List’, in order to ascertain what type of job or education sector the young person would be interested in going into. Forms to be given to the Operations Manager afterwards.
  3. Follow up with a one-to-one session – register the young person to the FCCT programme and completing relevant paperwork, which will include our ‘Client Profile Form’ and ‘Consent Form’.
  4. Update a shared ‘Client Spreadsheet’ which will be used to capture data information, as to the young people that FCCT are engaging with.
  5. Identify relevant Mosques etc for the young people to attend post release and contact said religious establishments, to understand their referral criteria and then make relevant referrals, where required.
  6. Collect testimonials from the young people in relation to the support FCCT have offered them.
  7. Mentoring of young people 
  8. Make or facilitate family contacts for resettlement purposes, in relation to the young people.

 

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Commitment: Shows commitment to the organisation, its values and its clients, understanding that the building of trust and consistency is key, in terms of the clientele FCCT work with.
  • Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing. An ability to communicate effectively with young people would also be an added benefit.
  • Resilience: Demonstrates patience and understanding in the face of challenges.
  • Professionalism: Complies with all FCCT policies and procedures, particularly regarding Safeguarding, GDPR etc.
  • Non-judgemental: Demonstrates empathy and openness and does not impose personal values or conscious or unconscious bias.
  • Solution focused: Can help to identify issues and meets challenges with optimism and offers solutions, seeing them as an opportunity to learn.

 

Training and Support

We will provide all the necessary training. Training will be provided on an ongoing basis and volunteers will be given a full induction of the organisation and how the projects run.

 

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Feltham Community Chaplaincy Trust View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closing date: 18 August 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy