what is creative mentoring?
Creative Mentoring, pioneered by Derbyshire County Council’s Virtual School and The Amber Factory, is a one-to-one approach to working with identified children and young people who are experiencing vulnerabilities and/or disadvantage. The majority of the children and young people we work with are care experienced or have a Social Worker for other needs, however we also work with children and young people at risk of offending, who are involved in mental health services, or who are struggling to engage in education.
Creative Mentoring aims to develop a child or young person’s sense of self, purpose and belonging by broadening a world of opportunities through the creative practice of a Creative Mentor.
about the role
We are looking for Creative Mentors who are living and/or working in and around Staffordshire and Rutland to support our work with Staffordshire County Council and Rutland County Council. For the full list of specific areas, please download the Service Specification.
For our work in Rutland County Council, we will be working with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) also known as Children from Overseas. Whilst it isn’t an essential criterion, it would be useful to know as part of your application if you speak any other languages such as Arabic, Pashto or Persian.
The main cohort of children and young people we will be working with across both projects will likely be 11+. Please bear this in mind for your application.