Volunteer Peer Mentor
FLIC (SHP)

Job Description

The FLIC Team is working to support some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents in Islington and Camden, and are looking for volunteer Peer Mentors to help us.

Are you passionate about helping homeless people with mental health and substance misuse problems in a creative way?Are you interested in getting into a career in health and social care? Do you have personal experience of homelessness, mental health difficulties or drugs/alcohol misuse and are you now in a good place in your recovery?

If the answer is “Yes! Yes! Yes!” we wants to hear from you!

Our Programme matches each Peer Mentor with one or more clients, where the Mentor will represent an inspirational figure of recovery. They will develop a relationship of trust that will be both therapeutic and enjoyable, where Mentors and Mentees will socialise and spend time in the community through activities like cinema outings, museum visits, meals together and much more!

The Programme lasts between 6 and 12 months, and each Peer Mentor will be involved in a programme of professional development, which involves ongoing training opportunities, regular supervision, a Personal Development Plan and access to a personal budget for further training. Peer Mentors will also work with an Employment Liaison Coordinator, with the ultimate aim to support their access to employment.

Full initial training is provided over 9 days with possible AQA accreditation.

All expenses are paid, and we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week with a certain degree of time flexibility, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.