Change Grow Live – health and social care charity

Peer Mentor - Richmond IRS - CGL2472

Salary: 
0
Hours: 
Flexible
Closing Date: 
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:45pm
Role reference: 
CGL2472

A rewarding opportunity has arisen to join the Change, Grow, Live’s team in Richmond’s Integrated Recovery Service as a Peer Mentor to assist our Recovery Teams in the Richmond Borough

CGL is a drug and alcohol recovery service working with adults affected by recreational and dependent drug and/or alcohol use within the Richmond Borough. All clients are provided with an opportunity to enter a treatment system which offers support and specialist knowledge regarding the effects of addiction and offer clear objectives as to how they can work towards a healthier and happier life and look to a brighter future, from engagement, through to treatment, prescribing to aftercare.

Peer Mentors benefits our service users and provides opportunities for individuals to use their existing skills to support our services and also develop new skills to advance their careers. Peer mentors bring a range of skills and experience that complement the work we do with our service users including, in some cases, personal experience of the challenges of living with substance misuse or coping with a loved one’s misuse.

All Peer Mentors are invited to attend our accredited training (NVQ Level 2 progression award) and  will receive an in-house training package delivered by our dedicated volunteer coordinator. We also offer all our volunteers access to the same high quality training as our staff as well as ongoing support through supervision.

Volunteering benefits our service users and provides opportunities for individuals to use their existing skills to support our services and also develop new skills to advance their careers. Volunteers bring a range of skills and experience that complement the work we do with our service users including, in some cases, personal experience of the challenges of living with substance misuse or coping with a loved one’s misuse.

CGL are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service user’s benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

To apply for this position, please download and complete the form on this page.

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