SASP Jump Start Mentor - Area: mainly Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor

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SASP Jump Start Mentor - Area: mainly Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor

We are seeking an individual with a passion for making a difference to young peoples lives using sport as a tool to increase self esteem, aspiration and help create new belonging environments. You may be a coach, trainer or mentor with a passion for Physical Activity. The successful individual will need to be organised, determined and understand the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The role will work with our successful Jump Start team and work with both 1:1 and groups of targeted young people and their families.

Location
SASP Offices, Castle Road, Chelston Business Centre, Wellington TA21 9JQ, TA21 9JQ
Contact Name
Laura Dyke
Contact Telephone
01823 653990
Contact Email
ldyke@sasp.co.uk

About SASP Jump Start Mentor - Area: mainly Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor

We are seeking an individual with a passion for making a difference to young peoples lives using sport as a tool to increase self esteem, aspiration and help create new belonging environments. You may be a coach, trainer or mentor with a passion for Physical Activity. The successful individual will need to be organised, determined and understand the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The role will work with our very successful Jump Start team and work with both 1:1 and groups of targeted young people and their families. You will need to enjoy and relate to all young people and work alongside other organisations such as sports clubs, schools, the police etc.

The Jump Start Sports programme aims to work with young people aged 8 to 18 years through sport and physical activity who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through difficult family or school experiences and may be at risk of or involved with school exclusion, anti-social or criminal behaviour or need support due to other circumstances. The project will support young people to foster a more positive view of themselves, raise aspirations and provide safe, fun and purposeful environments for them to enjoy, make new friends and achieve on a personal level.

The project is twofold; the Jump Start Clubs programme which are targeted weekly diversionary club sessions for young people to attend and the Jump Start Mentor programme which offers a countywide 1:1 service to support young people to raise self-esteem and aspiration to make positive choices through joining specific sports clubs or other physically active community groups.

Key to the success of the project is employing mentors who have the ability to engage with young people, some who might be inactive and disengaged, many who do not access any regular clubs or activities. The mentor's role is to support them to grow their confidence and self-esteem as well as develop appropriate friendships through sports activities and through the mentoring, understand their worth and grow their aspiration. We need people who understand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and are keen to develop their own skills and knowledge but also have a positive attitude to the potential of young people to grow and change into amazing adults through difficult times in their lives. Many of the young people lack positive male role models in their life.

At present we have a number of female mentors and only one male mentor.

TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying please either submit your CV with a cover letter saying why you would be suitable for the role or use the application attached to enquiries@sasp.co.uk by 15th March.

Supporting Documents:

sasp-application-form111.doc (MS Word, 220.5 Kb)

sasp-jump-start-mentor-jd1.doc (MS Word, 72.5 Kb)

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    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
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    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
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    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
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    Create Development
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    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
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