Wellbeing Mentor (Future STEPS©)

Background

We have launched a new service called Future STEPS© (Future Skills Talent Empowerment Progress Service) in Surrey. As part of Future STEPS© we are looking to recruit volunteers in the borough of Waverley / Guildford.

The main tasks will involve working with the Talent Coach in delivering interventions and providing advice and guidance on a number of issues including (but not limited to):

  • employment;
  • education & training (including exclusion);
  • housing;
  • contraception and sexual health;
  • teenage pregnancy;
  • drugs and alcohol;
  • emotional health and well-being;
  • mental health and
  • family and relationships.

Volunteers will have knowledge of issues that affect young people and experience in coaching and mentoring.

The roles will be based across the entire Waverley / Guildford Borough, working with young people in the community who need support to reach their potential.

Full training on all specialist areas will be given to all Volunteers who demonstrate a core skill base and an attitude which is aligned to the values of Step by Step.

Opportunities 

Future STEPS© volunteer opportunities involve working directly with young people alongside trained members of staff. Each opportunity provides volunteers with the chance to develop and draw on different skills and abilities.

As a Future STEPS© volunteer you will have the opportunity to access free Level 1 and Level 2 training in youth work which focuses on substance misuse and sexual health education as well as being fully trained in using our client record database and other IT equipment.  

*All volunteers are required to be DBS checked (SbS will pay).

Wellbeing Mentor

A Wellbeing Mentor works closely with the young person to explore various subjects (Sexual Health, Drugs & Alcohol and Healthy Eating etc) and providing information to give the young person the opportunity to make positive changes to their wellbeing.

Administration Tasks:

  • Recording information on the young person's record database
  • Networking with local schools and colleges promoting services and arranging sessions

Direct contact:

  • Providing practical support to young people  
  • Taking enquires from young people and professionals
  • Working with the young people in giving informed choice and awareness of various well-being subjects (Sexual Health, Drugs & Alcohol and Healthy Eating etc.)
  • Recording information on the client record database

Useful skills:

  • Confident using Microsoft Office  
  • Knowledge of issues facing young people

To become a mentor or to find out more, please call Dean: 07568109991 or Luke: 07803627396, or email: futuresteps.surrey@stepbystep.org.uk

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