The role of a Peer Mentor has an emphasis on well-being and a participant’s barrier prior to moving into employment. Barriers include, but are not limited to, addiction, disability in work, over 50s, and neurodiversity. The purpose of a peer mentor is to offer support based on lived experience through face-to-face discussions that will provide information, advice and guidance, build confidence and improve the wellbeing of participants.
Support the running of a social activity group or one-to-one sessions on an ongoing basis with a group of Shaw Trust participants. Participants on the Work and Health Programme are typically offered a course of sessions. You will discuss key topics of social activity such as mental health barriers, anxiety, confidence, financial pressures, and home life. Also, you will carry out general discussions and sessions to help participants to share experiences in a supportive space, facilitate conversations on challenging subjects in a sensitive manner, and signpost, advise and support the participant to attend local activities to support their current barriers.
You will help job seekers build their confidence and well-being with the support you provide. Learn about their life experience and share your experiences and knowledge to help them learn, grow, and improve.
Four hours between 9am and 5pm between Monday and Friday.