Peer Mentor

  • VO72336


Description

Peer mentors have a valuable role in working with carers to support them to be able to fully participate and engage in social and community life, for many carers this can be challenging to achieve due to a variety of factors. Peer mentoring asks for a commitment of 1 year to ensure a positive relationship is built. The nature of this role is 1-2-1 support to achieve pre-determined goals that the person has. This will be done through planned fun and worthwhile activities that have been agreed upon by the person, their family (if a young person), the peer support line manager and you, our peer mentor. We would like all volunteers for this role to be aged 18+.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide information and support services to disabled people and carers. To ensure disabled people and carers understand and exercise their rights to services and support and act in an advocacy role if required. To work with others to identify gaps in services and develop and manage services to fill those gaps.

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We ask for a commitment of 1 year. The time day how often and how long will be something agreed by both parties availability and so could be different for each match. This can also be flexible to be able to accommodate work and life changes as well.

Restrictions

Experience required: An interest in helping people to gain confidence and become part of their community. Reliability and planning ability. To be able to work with their matched person and not for them.
Travel details: In the community. Determined by activities and areas you and the carer look to go to.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased. Mileage paid at 45p/mile.
Training details: Training is an induction done by staff members in 3 sessions as well as a Centre induction. Support is ongoing thoughout as often as needed and ongoing training is offered to all our volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago