Youth Mentoring Consultant

Youth Mentoring Consultant

Short term project
J95690
At a glance

Skills

  • Management consultancy
  • Project / programme management
  • Safeguarding
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Teaching / Education

Where

London, E17 4JP
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-15 hours

As a youth mentoring consultant, you'll support, motivate and guide pupils, including gifted and talented learners, to help them overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential. 

What will you be doing?

As a youth mentoring consultant, you'll support, motivate and guide pupils, including gifted and talented learners, to help them overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential. You'll work closely with teachers and other staff to identify the needs of learners who require help and plan how to support them. You might work with children or young people on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups.

It's essential that you get experience of working with children and young people in either a paid or voluntary role. Experience of mentoring or coaching is particularly valuable, as well as work in an education setting. Examples include youth work, working in a school or for a holiday camp or holiday activity club.

What are we looking for?

Youth mentoring consultant need skills such as:

  • excellent communication and listening skills
  • the ability to empathise with and motivate learners
  • skills in persuading, negotiation and influencing
  • determination to see problems and solutions through to the end
  • a non-judgemental approach
  • organisation and time management skills
  • the ability to relate to young people in order to build trust so that they can achieve their full potential
  • the ability to analyse problems and devise solutions
  • the skills to work collaboratively as part of a team as you'll be working closely with other teaching staff and also external agencies
  • flexibility and adaptability, as well as the ability to work well under pressure
  • report writing skills and the ability to maintain accurate records
  • good general IT skills
  • a commitment to equality and diversity
  • an understanding of confidentiality and the handling of sensitive information
  • knowledge of, and a commitment to, safeguarding in schools.

What difference will you make?

As a youth mentoring consultant, your primary roles may include:

  • liaise with staff to identify learners who would benefit from mentoring
  • discuss and help decide how identified needs will be addressed
  • implement strategies and support learners in self-esteem and confidence-building activities
  • support learners who are underperforming in their subjects, either on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom or within lessons
  • listen to learners and help them resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to their learning
  • draw up agreed action plans with learners, outlining the aims of the mentoring, and monitor their progress
  • inspire and motivate learners and help to promote positive behaviour
  • advise parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills
  • network with other learning mentors, teachers and relevant external agencies and professionals, such as educational psychologists, the police and social services
  • maintain accurate records and prepare written reports and evaluations
  • attend meetings relating to issues such as pastoral support and pupil inclusion
  • help to secure funding to support learners' additional educational needs
  • help with transition activities for learners moving to secondary schools or on to further education.

Before you apply

Causes
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Social enterprise

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