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Peer mentor Roberta
Peer mentor Roberta at the Thames Reach Employment Academy

30 April 2015

Thames Reach is encouraging men and women with personal experience of homelessness and mental health issues to volunteer their time and help people get back into work.

The Thames Reach peer mentor employment service based at the Employment Academy in Peckham is looking for volunteer peer mentors to help people develop the skills and training needed to find employment – a peer mentor is someone who can draw on their own experiences to help others going through situations they themselves previously faced, including homelessness.

Peer mentors will be given full training and the role offers people an ideal grounding in working in the social care field.

Applicants must have good IT, communication and listening skills and be motivated to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Benefits include work experience, a work reference, reimbursed travel and lunch expenses and the opportunity to access Thames Reach’s other services and training opportunities.

Thames Reach peer mentor service lead worker, Jeanne-Marie Czemerys, said: “Peer mentoring with the employment and resettlement team is a fantastic way to gain really valuable work experience supporting clients who are long-term unemployed to improve their well-being, gain work experience themselves and get back into work.”



Peer mentor role profile
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Peer mentor application form
Peer mentor application form - [174 KB] Download the Thames Reach peer mentor application form.