Job details

Transition Mentor
Glasgow - G46

Job reference: Transition Mentor VACREF/00415

Location: Glasgow - G46

Closing date: 20/04/2018

Salary: £19,741 per anum plus various benefits

Employment type: Full Time

Service: What If Male

Hours per week: 39

Quarriers What If Male Project provides a specialist supported accommodation service, which consists of housing and therapeutic support, to young males between the ages of 18 – 25yrs old.

The young men supported by the projects have a range of complex support needs; they do not fit into traditional services and have been excluded from many of them due to their chaotic behaviour and lifestyle. Their experiences are likely to have led (either in the past or present) to forms of serious risk taking behaviour and/or harm to themselves, other young adults and the community at large and this is consequential of the impact of childhood abuse and trauma.

We are looking for experienced Transition Mentors who feel they are able to demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to supporting young adults, who display challenging behaviour, have attachment disorders and complex needs.

You will have strong experience of working with extremely challenging behaviour and the ability to engage with young adults who are hard to reach. In addition to this, candidates will be extremely patient and have a good sense of humour.

Candidates should also have experience in:

Resilience and a positive approach when dealing with conflict /challenging behaviour working successfully with vulnerable and challenging individuals a very high level of communication and inter- personal skills, a confident manner, ability to understand a problem or issue from a young adult’s perspective, supporting people with complex needs.

Candidates must have a full driving licence and access to own vehicle for business purposes.

Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria need not apply

The successful candidate will be required to register with the SSSC. After registration there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

As part of the recruitment and selection process Quarriers undertakes the relevant Police Checks) and references for all those who come into contact with the people we support. Quarriers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including childcare vouchers, life assurance, physiotherapy & occupational health, employee assistance programme, competitive holiday entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies and procedures, enhanced maternity/paternity benefit, workplace pension, long service recognition, accredited qualifications, unionised, Christmas savings scheme and cycle to work scheme.


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.


The Service is situated in the Southside of Glasgow, is based on core and cluster model, promoting social inclusion and aims to assist young men to achieve full social and economic independence within their local communities.


The closing date for this job has now passed.