Lead Mentor – East London Children & Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme
The Sickle Cell Society is looking for a Lead Mentor to run the Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme in its aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people with SCD in East London.
Role: Lead Mentor – East London Children & Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme
Base: Flexible home working, other locations to meet the needs of the young person and occasionally Sickle Cell Society- 54 Station Road, London NW10 4AU.
Accountable to: Chief Executive Sickle Cell Society
Manages: 3 Mentors
Hours: £120 per day (sessional basis)
Length of contract: Fixed term, 12 months (post will be continued subject to the outcome of negotiations with funders).
The Sickle Cell Society (SCS) is a national Charity focussed on supporting people living with Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) and their families. The SCS Mentoring Programme offers 1:1 mentoring and group sessions for young people (10 -24) with SCD in City and Hackney.
The Lead Mentor will provide direct support to young people through 1:1 sessions and group work. The role also will be responsible for co-ordinating the scheme, liaising with the other 3 mentors, tracking numbers and sources of referrals, promoting referrals by working in partnership with the NHS and any local patient/family Support group(s) and providing quarterly reports to the Chief Executive of the Sickle Cell Society.
The aim of the Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme is to improve the health and wellbeing of young people with SCD through training, emotional support from mentors and peer-support, improve young people’s understanding and management of the condition, improve young people’s ability to negotiate transition from paediatric to adult services, encourage young people’s involvement in volunteering to support others with the condition and engage more with their local community.
Please note that we do not accept CVs and all applicants must reside in the UK.
Closing date for applications: 29th April 2022
Interview date by Zoom or Microsoft Teams: w/c 16th May 2022
Job Description and Person Specification: https://www.sicklecellsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Lead-Mentor-Job-Description-Person-Specification-2022-final.pdf