Restorative Mentor (Youth) - Manchester

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2 December 2021

Remedi are recruiting Restorative Mentors to work in the Greater Manchester region. The role will involve providing restorative mentoring services for children and young people aged 10-17 referred via various agencies, who have displayed violent behavioiur. The role will be 35 hours per week over 5 days (including evening and weekend work as required by the young people we are supporting) The project will be available across Greater Manchester and whilst every effort will be made to focus the location of work applicants should be prepared to work anywhere in the region.

Restorative Mentors will provide:

  • Intensive mentoring support for children and young people referred to the project.
  • Restorative Justice services between these children/young people and any identified victim of their behaviour
  • Family support in order to address conflict within the home and to encourage positive/supportive familial realtionships;

The support we will provide takes a holistic approach and may include both emotional and practical support, with a focus on;

  • resolving any accommodation issues and family relationship issues
  • supporting and encouraging individuals to form/engage in healthy relationships/friendships with family members and peers
  • supporting children/young people to access and engage with Education Training or Employment and
  • supporting children/young people to access and engage with relevant health care to meet their needs  i.e mental and physical health services
  • supporting individuals to engage positively with their family and within the local community

Mentors will need to work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations including the Police, Youth Justice Services, Social Care, schools and Pupil Referral Units. This may include attending multiagency panel meetings on a regular basis to identify and discuss referrals.

Mentors will be responsible for undertaking an initial assessment to identify the needs of the individual and the outcomes they would like to achieve. They will then jointly develop a bespoke mentoring support plan WITH the individual and agree actions and review timescales. Likewise the same process will be undertaken with the wider family.

Mentors will provide intensive intervention for a defined period of time and will be flexible, persistent and responsive to support individuals to make positive choices and prevent the cycle of recidivism/reoffending.

Funding for these posts is currently secured until April 2025

About the post

Position | Restorative Mentor (Youth) 

Location | Based in Manchester with remote working required

Hours | 35 hours per week

Salary | £20,280 - £22,440 per annum plus 6% employer pension contribution

Information for potential applicants

Application pack and guidance is available here or download using the links below.

Submitting your application

Please return completed application forms along with your equal opportunities form to:

Closing Date: Wednesday 5 January 2022 at noon

Interviews will take place:  Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th January 2022.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 5 January 2022