Leaving Care Mentor #12295311

August 3, 2022

Job Description

My Client believes all young people are equipped with the opportunity to develop, grow, and build independence skills to enable them to reach their full potential. We are passionate about making positive changes to young people’s lives and we provide a safe environment enabling young people to and flourish. Having somewhere safe and secure to live is pivotal to young people having a positive exit from care. The transition to adulthood for all young people, including care leavers, is all about progression. Homes For Support is a service that supports young people in making their individual journeys to leave care. We are recruiting people who want to take up the opportunity to help make a difference to a young person at a crucial time in their lives and help to prepare them for independence and the transition into young adulthood. We work closely with Local Authorities to meet their obligations, particularly to ‘Looked After’ young people in their area. We have a commitment to young people in helping them maximise their potential, holding safety and welfare as paramount.

The Role: to prepare the young people in our service for life after care, ensuring they have all the necessary skills and knowledge to live independently.

To safeguard them whilst they are in our service, dealing with a manner of risks and challenging behaviour associated with young people who have often suffered trauma and loss in early years. Working in a person-centred way to suit their specific needs and abilities.

• Supporting young people with daily tasks which can include but is not limited to: budgeting, cooking, shopping, meal planning, transport, education and financial appointments.

• Supporting young people to re-join the education system or employment.

• Ensuring the placement appearance is kept to a high standard, including cleaning daily.

• Helping the young people to enjoy affordable and sustainable activities within their local community. Building a positive relationship with these young people will allow you to identify activities that will benefit them. • Reporting safeguarding concerns to senior staff

• Excellent working conditions

• Attractive salary

• Pension scheme

• Internal career progression through staff development plans

INDSEM #12295311