Thu Jul 21

Sessional Mentor – Multiple Risk

Variable contracts from minimum of 5 hours per week, more hours available 

Mon-Thurs Evening Work

Hourly rate: £10.15 per hour

TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL IN THE APPLICATION PACK AND EMAIL TO before the deadline date given below.

Includem are currently recruiting for Sessional Mentors to join its Glasgow team to support children, young people and their families. Ideally the successful candidates should have a full driver’s license and access to a car for work purposes.

Multiple risk is a collaborative early intervention approach for young people aged 12-19 within the NHS Glasgow Youth Health Service, working in partnership with other professionals based in 9 health centres across the Glasgow area.

The service focuses on young people who engage in risk taking behaviours, anti-social behaviours or who need support around addictions with gaming, alcohol and drugs.   Includem staff will engage with each young person at the venue of their choice on a weekly basis offering them one-to-one sessions, weekly, for up to twelve weeks.

Includem staff work collaboratively with the young person to complete a support plan that is unique to that young person. This is used to support a young person to explore and set their own goals. Includem’s A Better Life toolkit is used to support young people to achieve their goals, reducing their risk taking behaviours.

Outreach support within communities is also offered to support and encourage young people to attend each venue and to involve family members in their support if required. Outreach is offered to a young person who may be struggling emotionally to attend a venue, to re-engage a young person to attend the venue or at the end of the support whilst in the community.

What does the role involve?

  • Working independently with young people, but also as part of a team of support.
  • Providing emotional support and linking in with service delivery teams to ensure an appropriate response to our young people or their families.
  • The opportunity to work directly with our young people and their families in their communities.

The ideal candidate should be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week with a view to working more hours as and when required (including evenings and weekends). As sessional Mentors work directly with young people and families in the community there is a requirement that you can drive and have access to a car for work purposes.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of young people and their families
  • Be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by includem)
  • Use communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support

To be registered or become registered with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be willing to work towards HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by includem)

If you have all of the below skills and attributes then we would love to hear from you:

  • A genuine passion for helping children, young people and their families
  • The ability to identify and manage emotions (your own and others)
  • An empathetic and non-judgemental outlook
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to build relationships with young people and their families
  • An awareness of issued facing vulnerable young people and their families
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing situations led by the needs of the young person and their families
  • Good organisational skills
  • Be a team player but also be able to work on your own initiative
  • Be self-motivated and flexible
  • Ability to provide emotional, practical and social support
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal including ability to maintain accurate records
  • Reliability and commitment to deliver the relationship based model of intervention
  • Ability to drive and have access to own car for work purposes

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone
  • Access to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Credit Union
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers which includes gym memberships, high street shops, online retailers, travel, insurance
  • Family friendly policies

The closing date for applications is 21th August 2022 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a group selection event will take place shortly after (est. date 25th Aug 2022). If you are successful following the group selection event, individual interviews will then take place (est. date 1st September 2022) before the successful candidate is chosen.

Download the application pack here