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Learning Support Mentor

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Back on Track is a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. Formed in 1977, today we run a learning centre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter (5 minute walk from Shudehill Tram Stop). We work with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. Our projects enable people to build the skills they need to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Learning Support Mentors offer informal support to service users during group activities. They provide additional support and encouragement to adults who use Back on Track's services to help them to progress.

The main tasks include:

- During sessions – assisting the session leader, working 1:1 with service users who need additional support with e.g. reading /writing, helping with practical tasks such as setting up equipment
- Before / after sessions – chatting informally to service users, to give encouragement and to answer questions. (For outreach sessions, the volunteer mentor will also help with transporting equipment)
- One-to-one meetings – mentors may also be matched up to one or more individual service users, to meet up one-to-one (e.g. to support them to try new things)

For more information, contact Rachel on:
rachel.garratt@backontrackmanchester.org.uk
0161 834 1661.

Back on Track also offer voltuneer roles in Administration and Catering. For more information on these roles visit our website: http://www.backontrackmanchester.org.uk/volunteer/

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Required Role

Learning Support Mentor

Key responsibilities

- During sessions – assisting the session leader, working 1:1 with service users who need additional support with e.g. reading /writing, helping with practical tasks such as setting up equipment - Before / after sessions – chatting informally to service users, to give encouragement and to answer questions. (For outreach sessions, the volunteer mentor will also help with transporting equipment) - One-to-one meetings – mentors may also be matched up to one or more individual service users, to meet up one-to-one (e.g. to support them to try new things)

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Creative and design
  • Numeracy
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 08-03-2018

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  1. MORNING
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  5. Yes
  6. Yes
  7. No
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  1. AFTERNOON
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes
  5. Yes
  6. Yes
  7. No
  8. No
  1. EVENING
  2. No
  3. No
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Location

Swan St, Manchester M4 5JW, UK
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