Tue Jul 19

Sessional Mentor – Prevention and Early Intervention

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

Weekend and evening work

Hourly rate: £10.15 per hour

TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL IN THE APPLICATION PACK AND EMAIL TO HRassist@includem.co.uk 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.

You will work alongside families in a flexible way using strengths based approaches to co-produce plans with families to enable them to remain together within their own communities.  Whole family support is offered with referrals being made initially for children aged 0-12 but with support available to all those within the family including parents and carers.  Workers will offer one to one support within the communities the families live in, these are broken into 3 distinct localities dependent on the referring social work team – North West, North East and South Glasgow.  Workers will be aligned to work within a locality area, using their knowledge of this area to support families to access community resources to build upon their strengths and assets.

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