Parent Wellbeing Mentor

£18,278.00 - £26,234.00 (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

Parent Wellbeing Mentor (12506)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 32.5

Salary: £18,278.00 - £26,234.00 (Full Time Equivalent) £16,055.00 - £23,043.38 (Pro Rata) plus £597.52 Outer London Fringe

Closing Date: 3 July 2022

Interview Date: 14 July 2022

Can you help us develop an outstanding service for parent and carers in Surrey?

Do you have a passion to support people's emotional health and wellbeing?

The Surrey Wellbeing Partnership is a group of twelve charities, including Barnardo's, working together to meet the emotional needs of children and young people in Surrey. The Partnership is part of a larger Alliance of organisations, including Surrey and Borders NHS Trust and Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. The Surrey Wellbeing Partnership aims to provide outstanding services for children and young people in need of emotional support and care.

Barnardo's are seeking to recruit a 2x part-time (32.5 hours a week) experienced Parent Wellbeing Mentors who share our commitment and vision to develop an outstanding service and embed Barnardo's basis and values in all we do. The position sits within the Parent Wellbeing Service which is a brand new service that launched on 1st October 2021.

Parent Wellbeing Mentors hold a caseload of parents or carers and will provide direct and virtual support to the parents of children and young people across Surrey who are experiencing poor wellbeing.  Our Mentors will work collaboratively and with a strengths-based approach to support parents to improve their own emotional wellbeing, resilience and develop strategies to support their child(ren).

The Parent Wellbeing Service operates within a iThrive Framework where choice and shared decision making is fundamental. It is a relational model, and we hold a non-judgmental and trusting relationship between the staff member, children, young people, and parents as crucial to their ongoing wellbeing. You will receive a full induction and training on the Thrive model at the start of your employment.  

Barnardo's is a busy and positive place to work.  Every day is different, and the Parent Wellbeing Mentor will have a critical role within our team. To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have knowledge of emotional health and wellbeing, and experience of supporting parents to implement strategies to manage/support their own or their child's emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Have a range of project work skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage and communicate with both parents, children, young people and their families;
  • Have good organisational, numeracy, and literacy skills;
  • Demonstrate empathy, patience, and an open and flexible approach to working with parents;
  • Have experience of delivering one-to-one work or group work with parents/carers or families and take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to your work; 
  • Recognise the strengths of parents and have experience of working collaboratively with them to improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience; 
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures;
  • Enjoy the challenges and rewards of working within a service for children, young people, and their families (parents or carers); 
  • Share our commitment to providing an outstanding service and embedding Barnardo's basis and values within all we do.

The office base for this role is at our Surrey Wellbeing Hub based in Leatherhead, Surrey. Although the role is office-based, the ability to work from home and willingness to travel around Surrey is essential. In light of the travel that will be required, access to a vehicle a valid driving licence will be essential.

Hours of work will be 9.00am-3.30pm Monday to Friday however there may be a need for some flexibility with the occasional evening session being worked as and when required by the Service. Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Negotiations can be had around salary dependent on skills and experience.

Barnardo's offer their staff regular supervision and give all colleagues access to at least three learning days a year. Barnardo's University (BU) facilitate a range of opportunities which will be available through B-learning online and the BU prospectus. However, staff can use this time in a way that works for them – for instance to spend a day shadowing another team.

Barnardo's employees can also access a range of benefits, including:

  • Annual Leave entitlement for full-time employees is 26 days per annum, increasing to 29 days per annum, after 5 years Barnardo's service. Those working less than full time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata.
  • Option to purchase up to 5 additional days of annual leave
  • Pension Scheme: Barnardo's offers a 4% or 6% matched contribution to our Group Personal Pension. For those that pay into the pension they will be provided with death in service cover of 4 times annual earnings
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Offers from major high-street brands including access to the Blue Light discount scheme
  • Discounts on cinema tickets
  • Discounts on holidays
  • A cycle-to-work scheme

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification and Job Description. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described. If you do have any questions relating to this role, please call Garrett Craig, Children Services Manager on 07940 455 915 or Rosie Calmiano, Team Manager on 07525 288 619.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address. 


Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values


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