Starting any new role can be quite an anxious time, there is lots of new information to absorb, what peoples care needs are, where they live, what your responsibilities are, the more you think about it, the longer the list gets. To help our new employees, and those who may have been on any extended leave, such as maternity leave, everyone is allocated a Mentor.
Most people’s view of Mentoring is as a process whereby new people are helped into an organisation or system, or backed-up regarding their own personal or professional development. The person who does the supporting may be called a Mentor or a Team Leader. Most people are, in fact, someone’s Mentor whether they know it or not. Everyone needs a Mentor, and most of us have one or more.
Mentors are people from within our organisation who are chosen because of their skills and dedication, they have consistently proven themselves to be committed to the people that we care for and display a natural interest in supporting new employees to follow in their footsteps by working in the ‘Seren way’.
Mentors will be there to give both practical and emotional support, they will be another support mechanism for you, they will give practical hints and tips and guide you if you need advice or instruction. If your mentor cannot help you they will point you in the direction of someone who can.
Mentors will be in touch with you as you need them, they will give you honest feedback as you grow into your role and become part of your community team. If your mentor becomes unavailable for any reason we will make sure that you are allocated to another mentor to give you the support that you need.