Support Mentor   – Children leaving care – ASAP start

  • Salary:
    £10 - £11.50 / Hourly
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  • Posted:
    7 months ago
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  • Deadline:
    1st July 2021
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Support Mentor   – Children leaving care – ASAP start


Job Title:                                              Support Mentor

Reporting to:                                         Supported Living Director

Responsible for:                                    Support of young people living independently


Main purpose of role;


To contribute to the successful transition from care to independent living, by befriending and supporting young people in their own accommodation.


Key accountabilities;


  • To contribute to the ongoing assessment and planning for young people placed with in this service.


  • To contribute to risk assessments on all those young people who the worker has been assigned as Key Worker.


  • To attend meetings in support of young people placed with this supported living and ensure a high quality and consistent representation is maintained.


  • To be a designated Key Worker in respect of young people placed with this supported living.


  • To implement the agreed Independent living plan for the effective support of people in the community.


  • To contribute to programmes of support e.g. mentoring work, finance management use of social and leisure time.


  • To deliver and/ or co-ordinate all elements of the Independent living plan as stated in the agreement between the support living service and the placing agency.


  • To liaise with other relevant services including connexions, education, DSS etc. to ensure that young people receive appropriate access to services.


  • To ensure that young people are supported to provide regular feedback on their views of the service offered.


  • To maintain accurate and up to date records of all work undertaken.


  • To operate information technology programmes in accordance with supported living.


  • To work within this supported living risk policy and procedures.


  • To attend supervision meetings with the nominated line manager.


  • To assist in the 24 hour On Call service we provide.




  • To promote the protection of children and young people by following Grow Supported Living Safeguarding policy. Staff are expected to apply common sense to situations and protect the child / young person as a priority


  • To listen to young people and treat any concerns relating to safeguarding with the upmost severity


  • To know how to respond if, while representing Grow Supported Living, they find evidence that a young person may be being abused



Other duties;


  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the evolving demands of the role.


  • To participate in appropriate training activities, including leading events and encouraging other members of staff with their personal /professional development.


  • To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post as detailed in Grow Supported Living Health and Safety Policy.




In all contacts the post holder will be required to present a good image of Grow Supported Living as well as maintaining constructive relationships.


  • Internal; peers colleagues, social workers.
  • External; education professionals.
  • Probation officers.
  • Health staff.
  • Connexions staff.
  • Emergency duty team.
  • Housing providers.
  • Voluntary sector staff.
  • All other relevant individuals or organisations.



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