Volunteer Mentor for Ex-Offenders at PLIAS Resettlement

Provide support to ex-offenders on a once a week basis for 6 months to 1 yr, aiding succesful resettlement into the community

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location Plias Resettlement, Unit 12 Bridge Park Complex, Harrow Rd., London NW10 0RG. Closest tube station is Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo and Overground lines. 18 bus also stops right outside Bridge Park Complex. Parking at the complex is free.
Description

Make a real difference and encourage positive change by mentoring an ex-offender with PLIAS Resettlement. We need committed, reliable, open-minded and patient individuals to help ex-offenders with their personal development. PLIAS aims to get our clients into employment, training, or education to reduce the chance that they will offend again. Mentoring is a highly rewarding activity, and knowing that your help and encouragement will make such a great difference to the life of someone will be deeply fulfilling.
Along with personal development, you may also offer practical help to our clients by offering assistance with filling in application forms,registering with a GP, opening a bank account, or accompanying them to appointments. All of this will demonstrate to your mentee that you hold their best interests at heart and are committed to helping and supporting them through what is often a very critical time for those adjusting to life back in the community.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Planning/Organising

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Mentors are required to attend one day training session, where they will gain an understanding of the role of a mentor and the challenges that ex-offenders face. Mentors will also be provided with knowledge of how the criminal justice system works and will be given the opportunity to develop their mentoring skills.
Training day will provide mentors with the opportunity to meet other mentors and the supervisor and share any advice or concerns regarding the programme.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Over 18committed, reliable, open-minded, speak fluent English, UK citizen or have a deep understanding of British culture and customs

Desirable: Able to respect confidentiality, can motivate and encourage, can set guidelines and boundaries

Withdrawn

This position has been withdrawn by the organisation.