Volunteer Youth Mentors required in West Dublin YMCA.
The YMCA in Ireland is a youth organisation that works with children, young people, families and the community.
The YMCA One2One Youth Mentoring Programme requires a commitment from the volunteer mentor to meeting a young person for an hour each week throughout the school year. One2One mentoring meetings are held from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Tuesday evenings at the YMCA in Brookfield, West Tallaght. After the children leave, all mentors participate in a group supervision session which is facilitated by the YMCA One2One Manager. This lasts about 40 minutes.
All Mentors must participate in a two day training event. The next training will take place at the on Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October 2018.
Subject to vetting and a post training interview, mentors will be matched with a young "mentee" from mid October 2018.
What is One2One?
One2One is a listening and activity based mentoring service which engages trained mentors to offer under supervision, weekly one-to-one support to ‘vulnerable’ young people aged 8-14 years. One2One uses active listening, activities, goal setting and positive role modelling to help young people (mentees) to build positive relationships with adults and peers as well as developing interests and skills that they can sustain in the longer term. One2One provides, at a pivotal time in their lives, additional safe and supportive space in which young people can grow to their full potential.
One2One Mentors will be:
- Over 18
- Have good conversational English
- Be reliable
- A good communicator, with good listening skills.
- Empathic and caring.
- Open and honest
Please complete the online application form available on www.ymca-ireland.net/jobs
Closing date Monday 24th September 2017
Further information available on One2OneMentoring