Family Mentor Positions available in Chester, previous experience supporting vulnerable families essential
Your new company
This well known charity is a company that provides a safe residential community for homeless and troubled families where safeguarding is paramount. The main aim is to keep families together and help them create a positive future. Based in Chester, they are looking for 2 family mentors to start as soon as possible.
Your new role
Family Mentoring means that as a family role model you develop a relationship based on trust, appropriate challenge, guidance and empowerment with families, which enables them to identify and overcome barriers, become independent and reach their true potential.The companies approach to mentoring is both person and family-centred, demonstrating empathy, maturity and mutual respect, so that they can help individuals and whole families to develop resilience and a positive attitude towards education, social and life skills, relationships, health, work and essential routines. The methodology is based on showing by example and empowering the family to live as a cohesive unit. Mentoring provides non-judgemental emotional support, guidance and a sense of continuity and stability, which may otherwise be missing in the lives of individuals. Through successful mentoring families develop essential social skills, recognise their own strengths and self-worth grow in confidence and overcome their difficulties.
You will be expected to provide this support to families, help them to engage in their community and give their children the best start in life. You may be required at times to drive children to school/nursery using company vehicles, as well as report outcomes achieves according to the families plans.
What you’ll need to succeed
The Family Mentor will be required to work closely with other agencies as part of a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) approach. Therefore, having the ability to work productively with other agencies through established structures such as TAF is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with challenging adults.
You must have a full UK driving license, and ideally access to your own car as the project is not easily accessible via public transport.
What you’ll get in return
What you need to do now
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