Volunteer Rehabilitation Coach for Emerging Futures

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Supporting people
Does this opportunity include close supervision / mentoring?: Yes
Does this opportunity require independent working?: Yes
Is this opportunity suitable for someone looking to participate / first-time volunteer?: No

What would I be doing?

As a volunteer Rehabilitation Coach for Emerging Futures, you will be:
- Supporting the delivery of the Foundations of Rehabilitation behaviour change programme across the project.
- Work closely with the housing team to support pathways into our Rehabilitation Through Resettlement accommodation. As well as
- Promote the message of hope, recovery capital, visible assertive linkage, collaborative working and meaningful integration into the community including engagement with mutual aid opportunities.
- Provide structured and ad-hoc 1-1 support to those leaving the Criminal Justice System

This role is for you if:
- You are committed to our passion statement and share our beliefs in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves but also for their communities.
- You are passionate about recovery and an advocate of asset-based, collaborative working practices from the first point of contact, with a long-term vision to create hubs for sustained community development.
- You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional
- You are able to demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of Emerging Futures

What skills do I need?

- An understanding/experience of substance misuse issues/offending specifically recovery as a concept
- Disengaged from treatment services for a minimum of 6 months.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries and work effectively within a team and with other professionals from partnership agencies.
- An understanding of addiction and the impact on the family to support meaningful community engagement outside of structured treatment/criminal justice settings.
- A clear understanding of confidentiality.
- Ability to obtain an enhanced DBS certification upon appointment.
- The confidence, enthusiasm, and articulation to clearly explain and promote the services provided by Emerging Futures CIC and CGL to the wider general public and other agencies.

About Emerging Futures

Emerging Futures is responsible for the delivery of the Prison Leavers Project across Cheshire East. Our teams provide dedicated rehabilitation-focus housing, intensive clinical psychological support and hospital lifestyle and tenancy support for those leaving the Criminal Justice System.

Emerging Futures are looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to join our team! As part of a Volunteer Rehabilitation Coach, you will take part in our 5 Day Accredited Coach Training and go on to support individuals towards resistance, increased resilience, and wellbeing with the goal of living successful lives free of addiction and offending. You will use your experience and expertise to engage with men on their journey to rehabilitation – providing a positive example of lived recovery and change. Accompanying ‘Connecting Communities Coordinators’ to HMP Altcourse, you will also engage with men while in prison and ‘through the gate’.

Recruitment and training details:

Our first round of training is October 18th – 22nd in Cheshire East and you must be able to attend to be eligible for this position.

Head over to their website to see more details about the role: http://www.emergingfutures.org.uk/jobs/volunteer-rehabilitation-coach/

If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting opportunity to volunteer within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form to Katie Barnes – Team Leader. Email – katie.barnes@emergingfutures.org.uk

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Katie on 07722 152995

Is a DBS required? Yes

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