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Mentor to teenager in a group setting

Education

Mentor to teenager in a group setting

Solas Project

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:02/09/2019
  • End Date:22/05/2020
  • Closing date:05/07/2019
  • Post Updated:22/05/2019
  • Min Hours:1.5 per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Previous experience with young people is beneficial, but not a requirement

Description

Step Up is our one-to-one teen mentoring programme. Support begins for young people as they transition from primary to secondary school and we continue to provide that support right up to 6th year.

 

We are looking for new volunteers to start in September 2019.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THIS ROLE?

  • Building a mentoring relationship with one young person.
  • Together with the young person creating goals and working towards them together (goals will include academic, personal and/or social skills).
  • Being proactive with young person in coming up with strategies to reach their goals.
  • Work as part of a team with staff and other mentors in managing challenging behaviour and organising group activities as required.
  • Attending monthly trips with the students.

Skills required for this role:

WHAT'S REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

  • Working from a strengths based approach, being flexible and adapting to change.
  • Attending team meetings and training opportunities provided.
  • Being familiar with and abiding by all Solas Project policies, including our child protection policy and health and safety guidelines for workers and volunteers.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
TIME COMMITMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS ROLE Step Up runs each evening from Monday to Thursday all throughout the school year. You will be required to commit to one evening per week from 6pm-7.15pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Screening details for this role: › Application Form › Garda Vetting › Informal Interview › References Volunteers will be provided with the following supports: › Support/ advice/ recognition › Supervision › Ongoing training opportunities Email emily@solasproject.ie for more information

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Emily McVicker

Address: Solas Project, 40 Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8

Website: http://www.solasproject.ie

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