Apex Scotland is the leading employment and training organisation specialising in work with offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk.
They are looking to recruit 2 x part time, Personal Development Mentors (PDM) to join the team in Dumfries to cover a maternity leave of up to 12 months. The team offer a diverse range of services for young people and adults to help them break down barriers to employment and engage in community activities. Apex Scotland are advertising the posts as two part time posts at 17.5 hours each, however if the right candidate could demonstrate the skills needed for both services, then they will consider applications for both services, giving a total of a full time 35 hour post. Most of their work is carried out between Monday to Friday office hours, however there may be odd occasion requiring out of hours working.
Apex Scotland are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who have effective communication skills and an understanding of the nature of issues that the client group may present with. You must possess the ability to empathise and build trusting relationships with the client group.
The right candidate(s) will have an aptitude for managing a caseload of service users and building a mentoring relationship which will enable you to assist them to recognise their strengths, develop their skills and move forward in a positive way. An understanding of the Criminal Justice system would be beneficial, as would knowledge of the network of support agencies in the area. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to deal with challenging situations.
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