Peer mentor/befriender

Healthbox Published: May 31, 2019
Location
Ellesmere Port
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
Chester VA
Benefits
Community
Skill
Customer Care
Activities
Befriending & Buddying
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

To support local people living with social isolation to participate in local activities.

Volunteer Peer Mentor Role Description Volunteer title: Peer Mentor Area: Ellesmere Port Project: The Wellbeing High Street Responsible to: Nicola Taylor - Volunteer Coordinator and Steve Horbaczewski - Programme and client liaison officer. Responsible for: Supporting individuals to access activities delivered through the Wellbeing High Street Main responsibilities and skills:

● Supporting adults to access local activities in Ellesmere Port

● Keep in regular contact with the mentee and Wellbeing High Street Staff

● To maintain professional boundaries

● Keep a log of hours, what activity was done and any outcomes

● Ability to report to staff any concerns that may affect the health and safety of the person you are supporting.

● To signpost - raise awareness of other services available that will benefit the individual and support them to access the service.

● To support the individual on a one to one basis to access group sessions - nb. you will never be lone working.

● Use of Wellbeing High Street mobile phone if necessary.

Skills:

● Excellent communication and listening skills are essential

● Reliability and patience.

● A non judgemental attitude

● An understanding of confidentiality

● Punctuality

● Ability to react in a calm and sensitive manner.

● Ability to encourage others.

● DBS check required (The Wellbeing High Street can support you with this)

● Time commitment - approximately 2-4 hours per week. DATE: May 2019 ROLE: Volunteer Peer Mentor.

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