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Pollockshaws, G42
£0 per 4weeks
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Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week

Are you passionate about supporting young people who are homeless and would like to help them achieve their ambitions and goals? Are you looking to join a team where small changes can make a big difference? If so then we have a great opportunity for you to join Stopover.

Stopover provides support to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless. This is the perfect time to join the service which is currently developing and looking to the futures. The service supports young people through trauma informed practices and endeavours to ensure their voices are heard.

'The Promise' is that Scotland's children and young people will grow up loved, safe and respected. As a transition mentor you will be expected to embrace this approach to the support you deliver. You will work closely with the young people exploring opportunities for them within employment, education and community integration. Some of the young people we support have experienced severe trauma in their young lives and you will provide guidance and support to ensure they are safe and feel heard.

The role of Transition mentor is supplemented by the service's activity coordinators and in house counsellor.

Stopover is a 24 hour residential support accommodation service with all young people having their own bedsit flat.

Transition mentors work on a rolling 7 week rota which encompasses early, day, late and sleepover shifts. The service is staffed with the minimum of two transition mentors per shift. You will have at least one sleepover shift a week and this is paid at an hourly rate.

What you need to succeed/bring to the role

  • Compassion and kindness to support young people in their day to lives.
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation.
  • Ability to apply transferable life experience and skills to support and enable individuals .
  • Excellent problem solver who is driven by positive outcomes.
  • Resilient, reliable and an excellent listener.
  • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Proactive and skilled in building strong lasting relationships.

What you will get in return

  • Opportunity to gain SVQ qualifications via our SVQ accredited centre.
  • Generous holiday entitlement, 29 annual holiday days + 4 public holidays for support staff, rising to 34 days annual leave and 4 public holidays after 5 years.
  • Training, support, learning and development.
  • Opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life.
  • Family friendly working policies and procedures.
  • HSF Health Cash Plans.
  • 24/7 free and confidential Employee Assistance programme.
  • £500 refer a friend scheme (t&c’s apply)
  • Life Assurance Benefit.
  • Workplace Pension.
  • Registered with Concert for Carers.
  • Access to health services free of charge (physiotherapy & occupational health)
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Christmas saving scheme.

Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within six months of start date.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.