• Location: Pibwrlwyd, SA31 2NH
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Wellbeing Mentor 0.9

Wellbeing Mentor 0.9

Coleg Sir Gar
Wellbeing Mentor 0.9
Application Deadline: 23 February 2024

Department: Wellbeing

Employment Type: Permanent - Part Time

Location: Pibwrlwyd Campus

Reporting To: Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Compensation: £21,225 - £23,032 / year
DescriptionThe Board of Directors of Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion (the College) are committed to appointing the very best staff who achieve excellence in their work. Working to the values and behaviours that underpin the strategic plan and business of the institution, the College seeks staff that display creativity and innovation, whilst driving their own performance, and the performance of others, to provide the very best experience and service to learners.

The college wishes to appoint a Wellbeing Mentor to provide support primarily targeted at learners and potential learners who are most at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training). The work of the Wellbeing Mentor will enable young people to better overcome barriers to learning and to achieve successful learner outcomes.

The work of the Wellbeing Mentor will complement the wider support network of the Learner Experience Directorate within the College and activities within Curriculum Areas. The work will require a high level of co-operation with other staff across the College.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide Mentoring/Coaching support to targeted individual learners;
  • Undertake referral and assessment procedures;
  • Complete and maintain relevant internal documentation and IT systems so that impact and interventions are measurable;
  • Contribute to the college work on safeguarding in line with the policy and reporting processes;
  • Attend and participate in any relevant internal meetings such as disciplinary hearings, learner reviews, caseload meetings, team meetings etc where applicable.
  • Attend and participate in any external meetings such as VAP's, SEET's, Child Protection Conferences etc where applicable.
  • Develop, facilitate and deliver personal development programmes to groups of learners, e.g workshops, socials etc;
  • Promote positive behaviour in line with college values of Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe;
  • Develop, facilitate and deliver transition activities aimed at supporting learners into college;
  • Promote and support the wider Learner well-being priorities across the college such as Learner Voice, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding and Wellbeing, Cariad, Peer Mentoring, Employability, Volunteering, etc;
  • Liaise with internal departments including other services within Learner Support, Learning Support, Curriculum Areas, Transport etc;
  • Liaise with external partners and stakeholders to provide effective support and signposting;
  • Provide remote support to learners as and when required, including on occasions to learners across all campuses;
  • Liaise with colleagues, external support providers and students families where appropriate to ensure you contribute effectively to an overall package of support for your students;
  • Support learners to attend organised off-campus visits where applicable;
  • Attend relevant training and maintain own CPD records

Skills Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Counselling Skills Qualification (if you do not have the above qualifications you will be expected to complete/achieve within 1 year from appointment)
  • Relevant experience of working with young people with a range of learning and personal support needs.
  • Good communicator with diplomacy and tact
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues
  • Good presentational skills
  • Ability to relate to target group
  • Good computer literacy skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • Qualification at Level 3 or above
Welsh Language Requirements:
  • Welsh Oracy (Listening/Speaking) - Level 0/1
  • Welsh Literacy (Writing/Reading) - Level 0/1
See detailed language descriptions attached.

Persons are welcome to apply for posts in Welsh and applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

  • You will receive 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 41 days holiday per year. You also receive an additional 4 days after 5 years service.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts