Posted 10 days ago
Young Carer Mentor
Our new and exciting young carers mentoring programme, funded by the Greater London Authority, aims at supporting 250 young carers, aged between 8 – 24 to access high quality mentoring over the next two years. It aims at supporting young carers to:
- Improve their emotional wellbeing;
- Improve their engagement with additional meaningful support; &
- Sustain healthier caring roles.
Mentors are expected to commit to the delivery of eight consecutive weekly mentoring sessions which will be arranged to take place within school venues, with a few exceptions where mentoring will take place online, depending on individual circumstances.
Barnet Carers (BC) is a leading charity delivering support for informal carers and young carers living in Barnet. Our mission is to enable all carers to thrive by empowering people to live the life they want.
The Barnet Young Carers service supports young carers (5-17) and young adult carers (16-25) to access high quality support that is responsive to their needs and ambitions.
- Establishing a trusted relationship with the allocated mentees with clear set boundaries from the start.
- Working with the young carer to identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as areas of need where the focus should be set.
- Empowering young carers to overcome present barriers, identify solutions and create future coping mechanisms.
- Being committed to delivering the pre-arranged mentoring sessions in a timely and professional manner.
- Completing the indicated mentoring assessment and session forms and submitting them after each session.
- Being committed to attending all training and supervision sessions arranged by the service manager.
- Reporting any safeguarding issues, concerns and disclosures to the designated safeguarding professional.
As a Young Carer Mentor working for BC, you will be required to have the following skills:
- Active listener, empathetic, assertive and non-judgmental
- Good at supporting young people to develop capabilities
- Inspiring and encouraging
- Able to provide constructive feedback
- Manages risks
- Challenges and support
- Able to practice self-reflection
- Appreciative of differences
- Honest and transparent
- Facilitates reflective thinking
Experience gained from working with young people or being a young carer is a plus.
Please note that the post holder will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check prior to taking up the post.
There is no specific location for our mentors. Most of our mentoring activity is carried out in schools around the London Borough of Barnet. Mentors will need to travel to the allocated location across Barnet. (Travel time will be paid).
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How to apply
Email your CV and a cover letter, explaining the reasons why you want to apply for this role and how you are a good fit for it.
Please email the above to: Humanresources@barnetcarers.org
If you would like to request further information about the role, please call 020 3995 1909 and ask to speak with a member of the young carers team.