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The Human Health Project NI (HHP) (in partnership with MindWise) is seeking to recruit a Co-ordinator for a new Peer-Led Advocacy service. The service aims to help people experience, with the assistance from specially trained Peer Advocates a greater sense of fulfilment and wellbeing, based on support provided by an Advocate who has potentially a shared or similar ‘lived experience’ of health and well-being matters.
ABILITIES & EXPERIENCE
Experience in patient/client advocacy
ICT proficiency – understanding of Google Forms for data collection
Good organisational skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Previous experience in leading/managing a project
Previous experience of working with, or previous direct knowledge of those affect by severe mental illness in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
MindWise volunteers are encouraged to live the MindWise values when they are
carrying out a volunteer role, in all interactions with staff, service-users and other volunteers. The MindWise values are.
The training, support, and supervision you will receive will provide you with the skills and experience not only to work on this project but also could be valuable for other roles that you may be seeking in the future. You will also join a fantastic team of volunteers with a wide range of life experiences.
All appropriate and agreed expenses will be covered as per HHP expenses policy.
Enhanced Access NI checks will be carried out on all regulated positions and successfully returned prior to placement. To assist in the role volunteers will be expected to attend and fully engage in guidance and support meetings with an allocated volunteer supervisor and will have access to regular training.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the services that support and advocate clients for MindWise and HHP. This opportunity will allow development of skills in project planning, utilizing databases and gaining knowledge and experience of leading a team. In addition, this opportunity will also help develop networking skills and build on professional relationships which are both regional and worldwide.
Volunteer applicants will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme. They will be interviewed by the MindWise Volunteer Manager, Area Manager and HHP CEO.
If you want to know more about this opportunity or want to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org