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Period: 7 - 12 months
Remote Internship: Yes
Languages: English (Default)
Description: Salary: This is a voluntary role although benefits include the option of free accommodation in one of the Baca houses (or finding alternative accommodation at your own expense in Loughborough), which also includes utilities, council tax and Wi-Fi. Training courses are also included. Start date: Either January (for 6 month internships) or July (for 12 month internships), slightly negotiable Contract: 1 year fixed term Overall Purpose • To play an active role in supporting the young people with their education and learning • To be a positive role model to the young people • To be a ‘big brother/sister’ to the young people living in the same house Areas of Responsibility • Manage the allocated budget for the ESOL Mentoring Project and University Tutoring Project • Coordinate the ESOL Mentoring Team and the University Tutoring Team, communicating weekly with the young people, volunteers and students • Be an ESOL Mentor for one young person throughout the year • Work with the Volunteer & Intern Manager regarding recruitment and training within the education projects • Oversee continual development the volunteer education projects • Oversee administration and development of resources for the education projects • Support the Education Team within Baca to develop systems • Support the Education Team with teaching, assisting and administration • Play an active role in organising the summer programme with other team leaders • Build positive relationships with the young people; especially those living in the same house • Assist young people with house moves; to settle into the house when they move in, but also as they move out to independent housing • Assist young people living in the same house with daily life skills and basic house maintenance matters such as weekly cleaning, correct use of bins and changing light bulbs • Encourage and assist young people to engage with their local community • Support young people to settle into a routine which will include education and social activities • Maintain excellent communication with team members through regular reporting BFVM143/v2 • Play an active role in the cross-team support of continually encouraging improved physical and emotional wellbeing with our young people General • Play an active and supportive role within the organisation • Take ownership of files allocated, ensuring they are up to date and stored correctly • Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to work undertaken and ensure all confidential material is stored according to Baca’s Confidentiality statement and Data Protection Policy • Embrace the Vision and Values of Baca and reflect this in working practice • Treat all staff and young people fairly and without prejudice, in line with Baca’s Equality and Diversity policy • Be aware of the correct procedures for dealing with any suggested incidences of safeguarding concerns and to follow them, in line with Baca’s Child, Vulnerable Adult Protection & Safeguarding Policy • Adhere to all Baca’s policies and procedures Personal Specification Baca is looking for someone who can join the team and provide support and care whilst also being a role model for young people. The successful applicant will live in one of our semi-independent houses and make it their home. The applicant will need to be able to work flexible hours, as some evening and weekend work will be required. They will be motivated and passionate about the work that Baca does and the young people in our care. They will be very approachable and a strong team member. The successful applicant will have a personal style that is in line with Baca’s vision. They will be supportive, approachable, responsible, reliable and personable. They will be able to live out Baca’s values Respect, Integrity, Passion, Grace, Wisdom and Compassion in their day to day delivery of the role. Qualifications/Knowledge/Experience • Experience in working with young people and teenagers • Experience in tutoring or teaching young people, preferably relating to English for speakers of other languages • An understanding of cross cultural issues in working with asylum seekers • Experience of prioritising workload to meet competing deadlines • Experience in use of computers, including Microsoft Office and on-line email systems • An understanding of how to use and generate engagement on a variety of social media platforms, including: Facebook and Instagram Skills/Abilities • Ability to act as a strong role model and authoritative figure to the young people and build their trust and respect BFVM143/v2 • Ability and willingness to make a home that is welcoming and feels safe for young people • Ability to engage and work with young people in a professional and sensitive manner • Ability to provide appropriate activities for young people • Well organised and able to adapt to fluctuating workloads throughout the year • Ability to remain calm and controlled in all situations with young people • Good interpersonal skills and able to interact well with staff and visitors to the office and other properties • Ability to use own initiative under supervision within accountability structures • Ability to be able to receive feedback well and implement changes effectively FAQs Will I receive any training? Yes, we will provide you with role specific training, safeguarding & lone working training, and a full staff induction. You will also attend a first aid course and a further external course that applies to your role. Do I have to be in the house all the time? No. We recognise and encourage that you have another part-time role and/or be studying. We do ask, however, that you treat the house as your home. We ask that you get to know your housemates and spend some time with them during the week as well as living your social life and enjoying other social commitments that you may have. Can I go away at weekends or on holiday? Yes, and we would encourage you to get away from time to time. If you do intend to be away from the house either for a night or two or for a longer holiday, we ask that you let us know of your plans as soon as possible. This will enable us to assess whether we need to cover your absence with volunteers and therefore give us time to make arrangements if they are needed. We encourage around 28 nights away from the house per annum