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Bolton, Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester
Oldham, Greater Manchester
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Job description

Volunteer as a mentor in Greater Manchester's exciting pilot to ending homelessness. Use your personal experience and empathy to motivate individuals in their transition to housing, supporting their recovery and rehabilitation.

As a volunteer mentor you will be part of Greater Manchester's exciting Social Impact Bond initiative to ending homelessness. You will support some of the most vulnerable members of society, faced with challenges around homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, and/or offending behaviour. You will be key to helping them build the confidence to tackle daily challenges, access services, and build upon their strengths.

You will work towards providing one-to-one practical and emotional support on a weekly basis in three key areas

  • Living Skills (e.g. going shopping, decorating home, navigating area)
  • Wellbeing (e.g. connecting with hobbies, going for walks, going fishing, volunteering)
  • Community Connectivity (focus on recovery and rehabilitation - e.g. attending peer support groups, increasing social networks)

To become a mentor you should

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have lived or learnt experience of homelessness, substance misuse, offending behaviour, and/or mental health challenges
  • Be willing to volunteer in Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, or Tameside (preferences taken, expenses reimbursed)
  • Be willing to complete initial training and engage with ongoing supervision
  • Be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check (applicants with convictions encouraged to apply)
  • Have approx 4 hours midweek (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) availability for 6 - 12 months

Benefits of mentoring are

  • Experience of supporting vulnerable adults
  • Insight into Housing and Homelessness throughout Greater Manchester
  • References after succesfully volunteering
  • Personal Development Plan to help you get the most from volunteering
  • Access to training and e-learning
  • Expenses reimbursed

You will be provided with initial Peer Mentor training and shadowing opportunities, as well as ongoing supervision, support, and training as needed.

Please get in touch with any questions - contact details are found on the apply section.

Additional documents
Initial Contact Form (.docx)
Peer Mentor (SIB Homelessness Service) Role Profile (.docx)
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Posted on: 01 October 2019
Closing date: 30 December 2019
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker

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