£17.00 gross per hour. Temporary (6 months) Buddy/ Mentor required for Oliver (15). Could suit someone with a psychological / military background
Title: Temporary Live in *Male Buddy | Esher, KT11
Location: Esher, KT11
Nearest Train: Esher
Wage: £17.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? Own car required
Essential: At least 3 years’ experience supporting young people/teenagers with behaviour that may challenge
Preferable: Experience in a residential therapeutic setting, an interest in fitness and sport, military background
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Based around a 40 hour week, Monday to Friday**.
Accommodation: Double bedroom with shower room when living in
About this client/child:
Oliver is an active and very bright 15-year-old. He enjoys boxing, playing games on Xbox, socialising with friends. He used to be exceptionally fit, swimming at regional level (the family has a pool and will soon have a gym). Oliver has been traumatised by his parents’ recent divorce which impacted greatly his behaviour and academic achievements, his grades dropped from A’s to D’s within a very short period of time. Oliver has been withdrawn from school and is currently home schooled. He has adopted a very oppositional and defiant behaviour in particular towards his mother. He lives at home with his mum and younger brother, 14, who is spending 3 days per week with their father.
Overview of role:
Your role will be to build a positive rapport with both brothers (although the main focus at the moment is on Oliver), defuse challenging behaviour and act as a mentor and role model for him. You will encourage him to complete his academic work, engage with different activities and promote positive behaviour. Oliver would like to join the Marine Forces and part of your role would be to encourage and help him work towards achieving this. The role can be live-in, or a mix of daily & live-in as required by Oliver’s activities. **Details on hours to be discussed.
Who this job would suit:
This position would suit a motivated, confident and understanding male* candidate who has a genuine interest supporting children with challenging behavior and making a positive difference to their life. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with background in Psychology and youth work who can relate to Oliver and build a trusting relationship with him. You will need to be sensitive and know when to step back and give Oliver space and equally when you are required to take charge and engage with him.
What’s great about this job:
This is a truly rewarding position. You will have the opportunity to engage with this fantastic young man, help him to focus on his academic goals and help to rebuild his relationships with the family members.
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