Senior Engagement Mentor

  • Location
    Hounslow, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 18.06 - £ 23.69 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Social Care
  • External Reference
    JN-072022-267244
  • Category
    Public Sector - Social Care


  • Senior Engagement Mentor

  • Public Sector - Local Authority

  • Full time - Monday to Friday, 36 hours per week

  • Temporary role - 6 months with possible extension

  • £18.06 per hour PAYE / £23.69 per hour Umbrella

  • Hybrid working - home, office and working around the community meeting with young people


PURPOSE OF ROLE:



  • To support Hounslow's Corporate Parenting Strategy with a specific focus on supporting those looked after children (LAC), and care leavers (CLs) who are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) through focused engagement and intervention activities.



  • To lead on delivery of Hounslow's targets and outcomes related to the GLA funded Targeted NEET programme led in West London by Catch 22 and to ensure that all funded activities are contract compliant.

  • To work effectively with the Hounslow Care Leaver NEET Operational Group and other internal partners to identify potential referrals and maximise their engagement in accessing support.

  • To provide effective support and interventions for a case-load of NEET young people to move them into education, employment or training (EET) including working with employers and other partners to sustain engagement in EET.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES


Corporate



  1. To develop and deliver activities that support the Council's Corporate Parenting Priority within the Context of the One Hounslow Vision and Values



  1. To develop effective partnerships with key internal teams (e.g. Corporate Parenting, Virtual College, Social Care, SEND, Youth Offending Team, 14-19 Service, Skills and Employment Team) and external stakeholders (e.g. local employers, Colleges and training providers)



  1. To work effectively as part of the Care Leaver NEET Action Group in contributing to the development and delivery of priorities, activities and targets related to the participation, achievement and progression of young people who are looked after or are Care Leavers



  1. To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade


Functional



  1. To lead on delivery of Hounslow's targets and outcomes related to the GLA funded Targeted NEET programme (Future Pathways) led in West London by Catch 22.



  1. To work within the framework of the Care Leaver Action group to identify YP suitable for progression and sign up onto the Future Pathways Programme.



  1. To support a caseload of NEET YP to overcome barriers to learning and engagement and to support their progression through the Programme and into sustained EET.



  1. To ensure that processes are followed to ensure contract compliance and that all evidence of activity is recorded/uploaded onto the Management Information system accurately and within agreed timescales



  1. To undertake periodic assessments (using the Outcomes Star - Work Star) to establish initial staring points, identify needs and to monitor distance travelled on the journey into and through EET)

  2. To provide effective support and interventions for a case-load of NEET young people to move them into education, employment or training (EET) including working with employers and other partners to sustain engagement in EET for a minimum of 6 months.



  1. To develop trusted relationships with NEET LAC/CLs to maximise their engagement and willingness to access support.



  1. To build positive professional relationships with internal partners especially those working directly with and able to influence young people (e.g. social workers/personal advisers, carers (where appropriate) and facilitate meetings with YP and key workers as appropriate



  1. To work flexibly and in a variety of locations and settings to maximise the potential for engaging with and supporting young people.



  1. To actively engage in team meetings and other CPD opportunities and take responsibility for keeping up to date with policy, practice, and provision (including education, training, alternative provision, personal development opportunities, volunteering opportunities and employment opportunities)


The top 5 things about you that are most important:



  • Knowledge of the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on the social, emotional and educational experiences of children in Care and Care Leavers

  • Ability to form positive and transformational relationships with children and young people who experience barriers to engagement in education, employment or training

  • Able to form positive relationships with a wide range of professionals and to use these to maximise the impact on outcomes for young people

  • Experience of using assessment tools (e.g. Outcomes Star - Workstar) for monitoring progress/distance travelled by young people towards and through education, employment or training

  • Excellent IT skills and ability to follow processes that ensure contract compliance including recording/uploading evidence of activity onto a Management Information system











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