Peer Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator - Durham

£23,542 - £26,593
16 July 2019 12 Noon
19/HYPF/19

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This is a new, exciting service for Humankind. Led by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), Humankind and Spectrum Community Health CIC will provide liaison and diversion services across County Durham. The all age liaison and diversion service, will offer assessment, advice and support for people who come into contact with the criminal justice system and are experiencing mental health problems, have a learning disability or other complex needs. The service will also support staff within the criminal justice system with advice and signposting.
 Humankind will deliver the community-based through-care and follow-up element of the service, including peer support engagement, to ensure people are able to access and engage with local services and resources to meet their individual needs. The new service will commence across the County on 1st April. As part of our committed and enthusiastic team we are looking to recruit a full time peer mentor and volunteer co-ordinator.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Leading all elements of the service’s peer mentor apprenticeships and volunteer programmes, working collaboratively with service colleagues to meet service needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of peer mentor apprenticeships and volunteers.
• Management of peer apprentices and volunteers and their relationships with service staff, service users, families and other organisations. This will include monitoring, supporting, evaluating and accrediting ambassadors and volunteers.
• Promoting and maintaining effective, collaborative relationships with community services promoting access for service users to volunteering opportunities in addition to service volunteering opportunities.
Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.
We understand the importance of ensuring all our service users are safe from harm and are committed to following guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practices, including the safe recruitment of workers.
Please visit https://humankind.careers for more information and an application form. The closing date for completed applications is noon on the 24th July 2019
Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 19/HYPF/19
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

 

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Exceptional support, training and development
  • Up to 32 days (pro rata) annual leave per year