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Youth & Mentor Facilitator – Part Time
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Position

Youth & Mentor Facilitator – Part Time

Hours

28

Contract

12 months Fixed Term

Location

London based with travel

Salary

22000

Closing Date

28/06/2024

Job Description

Role overview  

As a Youth & Mentor Facilitator, you will play a crucial role in creating safe and engaging environments for young people to learn, grow, and thrive. Your responsibilities include leading BelEve workshops, activities, and discussions that promote skill development, personal growth, and positive social interaction among young people within our community. 

Reporting into the Programme Director or Programme Officer you will serve as a mentor and role model, offering guidance, support, and encouragement to help young people navigate challenges and reach their full potential. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues, community partners, and stakeholders to design and implement effective programmes that address the unique needs and interests of the youth demographic. Through your passion for youth development and commitment to empowerment, you will make a meaningful impact on the lives of the next generation. 

Candidate Requirements

Essential 

  • You will have a Youth work qualification or previous experience in similar field or working towards. Ideal previous experience working with youth, particularly in areas related to personal development, leadership, or education. 
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills, with the ability to engage and connect with young girls effectively. 
  • You will be passional about gender equality and driving for young girls’ rights. 
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine interest in supporting the growth and well-being of others. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and adapt to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Commitment to upholding safeguarding policies and maintaining a safe environment for program participants. 
  • Reflective and open to feedback, with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. 
  • Dedicated to personal integrity and embodying the values of BelEve. 
  • Must be able to travel and have access to either a car or public transport, which will enable easy travel across the various locations. 

Desirable  

  • Lived experience relevant to the challenges faced by the girls we serve. 
  • Previous experience in program development, curriculum design, or educational content creation (or similar) would be beneficial. 
  • Familiarity with community resources and networks that support youth development. 
  • Additional language skills may be beneficial for engaging with diverse communities.

Role & Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate BelEve Programmes

Lead or assist in leading various programmes, workshops, or activities designed for the young people with our community. These could include educational sessions, recreational activities, skill-building workshops, or support groups. 

  1. Engaging Youth Participants

Create a welcoming and inclusive environment where young people feel comfortable expressing themselves and participating actively. Encourage engagement, participation, and collaboration among youth participants. 

  1. Providing Guidance and Support

Offer guidance and support to youth participants, both individually and in groups. Listen to their concerns, offer advice, and provide resources or referrals as needed. 

Able to foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where girls feel empowered to express themselves and build positive relationships. 

  1. Mentoring 

Keen advocate in mentoring youth participants. Build positive relationships with youth participants, providing guidance, support, and advocacy.

  1. Developing BelEve Programme Content

Collaborate with other staff members to develop programme content and curriculum that aligns with the needs and interests of the youth demographic. Adapt materials and activities to suit different age groups and learning styles. 

  1. Implementing BelEve Safeguarding Policy

Enforce and implement Safeguarding across all BelEve programmes to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. Address any behavioural issues or conflicts that arise in a fair and respectful manner. 

  1. Building Relationships

Establish positive relationships with the young people within our community, their families, and the wider community. Foster trust and rapport to create a supportive network for young people. 

  1. Report & Evaluation of BelEve Programmes

Assess the impact and effectiveness of our programmes through participant feedback, observation, and evaluation metrics. Use this information to make improvements and adjustments as necessary. 

  1. Collaborating with Stakeholders

Work closely with other youth workers, volunteers, partner organisations, schools, and community leaders to coordinate activities and resources for youth development. 

  1. Maintaining Records

Maintain clear & concise session notes, keep accurate records of programme attendance, participant demographics, and any incidents or concerns that arise. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and reporting requirements. 

  1. Professional Development

Stay informed about best practices, trends, and developments in youth work and related fields. Seek out opportunities for professional development and training to enhance skills and knowledge.

  1. Advocacy

Support and advocate for the needs and rights of young people within BelEve and the broader community. Raise awareness about issues affecting youth and work towards positive change. 

  1. Administrative Tasks

Perform administrative duties such as impact studies, end of programme reports as needed to support the smooth operation of our programmes. 

General: 

  • Participate proactively in weekly team meetings and other meetings as required. 
  • Professionally and positively always represent the charity. Be an ambassador of BelEve at all times. 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and contribute to the sharing of knowledge and experience. 
  • Undertake any other duties and reasonable requests that are in keeping with the nature of this post and to flag any issues of capacity as soon as they arrive. 

 

 

 

Additional Information

 Working Conditions 

  • This position will require evening or weekend work during programme delivery. 
  • Travel to different programme sites within the community will be necessary. 

Note: This job description is designed to attract candidates who are not only qualified but also deeply passionate about the mission of the charity. It emphasises the importance of both professional skills and personal alignment with the organisation’s values and goals 

How to Apply

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 28 June 2024

To apply click the ‘apply now’ button

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