Long COVID Peer Facilitator volunteer

Brigstowe/ The Peer Partnership
https://peerpartnership.org/recruitment/
Salary: 
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Contract Type: 
Volunteer
Hours: 
Up to 10 hours per month
Location: 
South West
Details of Role: 

We are providing Long COVID workshops and group peer support sessions for those living with Long COVID to help people improve their knowledge, confidence and ability to self-manage their condition, and we need people living with Long COVID to support these sessions. In this role you will be:

- Co-Facilitating workshops alongside health care professionals, providing people recently diagnosed with Long COVID with information about the condition and helping them to understand how to manage it independently.
- Facilitating group peer support sessions. With training and support, you will provide a welcoming and supportive space for people to share their experiences of living with long COVID, condition management and encourage wellbeing.

Commitment: 12 Months
Times: Between 4 & 8 hours per month (various times available during weekday daytimes, evenings and weekends) + 2-hour supervision per month

Application deadline: Interviews will take place over August. Start Date: September-October 2022
Must attend online training sessions at weekends in September.

Tasks and Duties:
* Facilitating group peer support sessions. With training and support, you will provide a welcoming and supportive space for people to share their experiences of living with long COVID, condition management and encourage wellbeing.
* Co-Facilitating workshops alongside health care professionals, providing people recently diagnosed with Long COVID with information about the condition and helping them to feel confident in how to manage it independently.
* Provide support via sharing personal experiences, resources & information, tips/strategies on coping and a listening ear
* Attend monthly supervision
* To maintain confidentiality at all times
* To adhere to The Peer Partnership’s policies and procedures
* In-person sessions may be affected by official COVID restrictions and will be transferred to a digital format when necessary.

Personal Specifications: You do not need to know everything about long COVID it’s your personal experience and enthusiasm to help others in the same situation we value.
We are looking for you to...
* Be living with Long COVID in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire
* Be willing to share your experiences
* Have the ability to work in a non-judgement, non-confrontational manner
* Have an empathetic manner
* Have good time management skills
* Have an understanding of working with vulnerable adults is desirable
* Have excellent and sensitive communication skills, verbal, listening and written
* Have respect and commitment to diversity and equal opportunities

Training & Support Provided:
* Peer facilitation Induction training and further training as identified
* Ongoing personal development training
* Monthly supervision sessions
* Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses (up to a reasonable amount)

Skills and Experience likely to be developed from the role:
* An understanding of supporting people living with and affected by long COVID
* Knowledge of condition management
* Transferable skills such as confidence, communication, presentation skills, boundaries and confidentiality etc.

To apply for this role, please complete the Long COVID peer mentor application form and return to info@peerpartnership.org or post to The Peer Partnership, Brigstowe, Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW.
For more information on this role, or how to apply, contact
The Peer Partnership on 0117 9555 038.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2022 - 17:45
How to Apply: 

By application

Contact Person: 
Hope Mayhew
Contact Email: 
info@peerpartnership.org
Contact Phone: 
0117 9555038
Postal Address: 
The Peer Partnership, Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW