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Bridge is a peer support programme which links volunteers who have recovered from alcohol and/or drug misuse with members with serious substance misuse problems. Bridge also provides a range of activities, events and support.  There are recovery workers who work with members to sustain their recovery and staff who specialise in advice and guidance on benefits, housing and employment.

We currently have vacancies for Volunteer Peer Mentors.

 In this interesting and varied volunteer role, you will be using your lived experience to support Bridge members through their own recovery journey.


.Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provide motivation, support and act as a role model

• Accompany to external meetings/appointment in a supportive role, such as interviews, doctor’s appointments, etc.

• Facilitate and build positive relationship away from peer influences

• Provide advocacy and empower people to ‘have their say’

• Support Members to identify their aspirations and goals.

• Signpost to relevant staff and services.

• Provide one to one support to members who have requested a mentor

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and we expect all employees/volunteers to share this commitment and undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, including the recruitment of ex-offenders.  A copy of our Recruitment and Selection Policy is available on request.

Skills

Key requirements

●        A lived experience of drug, alcohol or homelessness issues

●        Be a good communicator

●        Be non- judgemental

●        Have empathy

●        Willingness to learn

●        Basic IT skills

●        Be available for training

●        Spare time

Details

  • DBS check required

Location

This opportunity has no specific location.

When do I need to be available?

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Interests

  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Misuses and Addiction

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • General Helping
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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