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Breakthrough Mentor

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
Please See Advert Text
Advert Start Date:
16/10/2018
Advert End Date:
14/11/2019 23:59
Salary:
£17,681 to £18,672 (pro rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
Zero Hour
Job Category:
Public Health
Vacancy ID:
102632
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire area
Post Number:
ECS1238/841/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Nov


Further information

Breakthrough Mentor

Summary of Post

As a Breakthrough Mentor and under the direction of the Breakthrough Coordinators, you will work with individuals of all ages to help and support them by building their confidence, coaching and empowering them.

We are looking for people from all walks of life and ages to mentor people that may need extra support through a difficult time in their life. You will be self-motivated, organised, reliable and able to work independently. Be emotionally caring, with a calm manner and be good at understanding and listening.

We welcome mentors with all different life experiences to join our team to help meet the wide range of needs our mentees may have. Could you offer empathy, understanding and experience to help improve another individual’s life? If so, we would really like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion or to obtain an application form, please contact the Breakthrough Team on 01454 864449 or email breakthrough@southglos.gov.uk.

These posts are zero hour contracts, we are looking for suitable applicants who will be reliable and flexible.

In return we offer the following hourly rates:

Year 1 of service - £12.17
Year 2 of service - £12.39
Year 3 of service - £12.63
Year 4 of service - £12.86

Our placements cover day, evening and weekends and we will coordinate these around your availability. A typical placement would normally last for two hours and we ask applicants to be able to commit to a minimum of one per week. There are opportunities for multiple placements.

If successful, you will be required to attend the Breakthrough Mentor Training Day. This is a one day course and runs every 8 weeks.

A DBS is required for this post however, a criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to employment. We welcome applications from all areas of our community. Should you wish to discuss this before submitting your application, please contact the Breakthrough Team on 01454 864449 or email breakthrough@southglos.gov.uk

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To provide support in the community to mentees, helping them to achieve their immediate goals in life.

Submit a simple diary, after each placement, showing how you have met objectives and note any positive comments or negative concerns.

Highlight any negative concerns to the Breakthrough Coordinators to ensure Safeguarding procedures are followed.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential

Able to demonstrate a common sense approach to sensitive situations.

Able to demonstrate a common sense approach to managing risk both using information prior to working with your mentee and situations that may arise during a placement.

Able to show sensitivity and empathy in your work.

Be confident in a variety of situations e.g. behavioural, anxiety or health issues.

Reliable and consistent in running your placements and able to keep accurate records using good administration skills.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.

Desirable

Knowledge or experience of working in a similar post.

Use of a vehicle with a full drivers licence.

Have an understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion or to obtain an application form, please contact the Breakthrough Team on 01454 864449 or email breakthrough@southglos.gov.uk.

If successful, you will be required to attend the Breakthrough Mentor Training Day. This is a one day course and runs every 8 weeks.

DBS

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.

The contact details are:

Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Hours: Zero hour

Closing Date: 13 January 2019

Vacancy Ref: ECS1238/841/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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