Personal Profile/Job Description
Fixed term: Annually to be reviewed
Care after Combat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of veterans in the criminal justice system, expecting all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of position
Care after Combat aims to support veterans by reducing reoffending rates following release from prison. The mentor will work closely with the voluntary and third sector including the criminal justice system.
A structured short term mentorship training programme will be delivered.
What is the role?
This is a varied role providing support for veteran together with his/her dependants, whilst supporting them back into the community. Duties and responsibilities will include:
- Liaising with the various statutory bodies and other organisations to receive referrals
- Completing comprehensive assessments of the veteran
- The provision of 1 to 1 mentorship to veterans and when requested their partners
- Signposting and the provision of a structured and formulaic mentorship programme
- Liaise with appropriate community services
- Promote the work of Care after Combat within a range of justice related settings
Who is the person?
The skills and experience required includes:
- Having served in the armed forces
- Having a non-judgemental approach
- Being a good communicator/listener
- Possessing a compassionate and empathetic approach
- Demonstrating openness and transparency
- Having an awareness of safeguarding issues and vulnerable adult policy
- Being part of a team
- Being able to work flexibly to meet the requirements of Care after Combat
- Having the ability to prioritise workload
- Capable of evaluating service provision