Youth Justice Mentor
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.
Volunteers will be required to
• establishing a relationship of trust and respect with the young person
• establish clear boundaries with the young person
• agreeing a mentor/mentee contract to determine what will be covered in sessions (including confidentiality issues)
• encouraging young people to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others;
• ensuring safety for the young person
• referring young people to other sources of help, as appropriate;
• liaising, as necessary, with other agencies and individuals to help make changes based on the issues raised by the young person; though generally this is led by the coordinator or development worker
• working to agreed targets and goals in relation to the young person’s outcomes
• challenge any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour and language
• attending regular one to ones with the responsible coordinator and attending 6 weekly review meetings to discuss any issues or concerns
• keep the young person’s information and disclosures confidential sharing only with the coordinator and development worker
• updating coordinator/admin of your available times
• ensuring you have agreed a meeting time and date with the young person and letting them know in advance if you need to cancel
• abiding by RCT office policies and procedures
• keeping weekly logs of your meetings with a young person and handing the logs in monthly to the Coordinator
• keeping young people’s records safe and confidential
Experience preferred but not necessary as full training will be provided.
A enhanced DBS will be required. The charity will process your DBS.