Job Vacancy for Volunteer Co-ordinator at Peer Network Service for Imagine in Merton:
IMAGINE is a mental health charity, well known for providing a socially inclusive service called ‘Mainstream’, which has achieved national recognition.
Do you have an interest in people with mental health problems making the most of the mainstream community? Imagines’ London services provide a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services including linking people into mainstream vocational and community opportunities, peer and community based groups, befriending and recovery focused services.
Volunteering Co-ordinator Ref: 16/24
Based in London Borough of Merton – 18.75 hours per week, flexible
Salary: £11,438.90 including London weighting
To help organise and support our peer mentoring and coaching service. This will involve dealing with initial referrals, conducting initial assessments, on-going client contacts and queries. You will be reporting to the Merton Team Leader. You will be responsible for organising and line managing peer mentoring and peer coaching assistant staff. You will also have the day to day responsibility for coordinating the service and assist in its development.
This role entails supporting people with mental health issues in their recovery and independence. It will include being responsible for the recruitment, training and matching volunteers to carry out the role of mentoring people through 1:1 support or coaching people through peer education courses. The role will require a very motivated, enthusiastic and highly organised person, with a commitment to social inclusion and recovery for clients
We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities.
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The closing date for this post is 9am 28th September 2016
Please note interviews to be held on Friday 7th October 2016
An enhanced DBS will be required for this post
Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203
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