Do you have personal experience of the criminal justice system?
Would you like to use your experience to support others with substance misuse issues?
We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
As a Violence Reduction Peer Mentor you will support our clients engagement, providing role modelling and promoting a pathway of change within the East Kent Community Drug and Alcohol Service. You will support the delivery of our new innovative mentoring programme, providing a range of one to one mentoring to our clients as well as co-facilitating groups, seeking to promote change. Your role will be essential in supporting service users with their confidence and empowering them to turn away from a lifestyle of crime and addiction
To be successful in this role you must of had personal experience of the criminal justice system. If in recovery you must be a minimum of 6 months away from addiction, you will be passionate and committed to supporting others and committed to your own learning.
All volunteers will receive training and induction prior to being able to start in their role and will receive support throughout their placement.
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If you are interested, please apply using the above link. For additional information please refer to the full role description or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the Forward Trust and how you can support us make a difference please visit morethanmypast.org.uk