Peer Coach

  • Job Reference: 00003187-1
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: The 999 Club
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £14.20 Per Hour
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Thanks to Move+ I’m more confident dealing with the day-to-day things I used to find daunting. I’ve grown, I have more belief in myself. Now I’m working towards goals I would never have dreamed of going after.

MJ – Move+ member

 

Based at the 999 club in Deptford, a safe and welcoming space for those experiencing homelessness Move+ is the latest of the 999 club’s service offerings. The overall aim of Move+ is to enable people who have been homeless to draw upon their shared experiences and support one another to escape homelessness for good. Move+ empowers people to live independently, to set up and maintain a stable home, while working towards long-term goals and aspirations enabling them to move forwards with their lives. This is achieved through a combination of peer coaching, personalised support and an exclusive program of workshops and activities.

Our Peer Coaches use their own lived experience of homelessness to support and encourage others to progress in their lives. Peer Coaches work alongside individuals to provide moral support, develop confidence, knowledge and skills.  Peer Coaches can support people who are homeless (or at risk of homelessness) to sustain a first tenancy from the street and progress onto a more permanent home. They can help individuals find services and opportunities and empower them to live independently and get involved in their local communities..

Not only do our Peer Coaches play a major role in the Move+ service, they also receive ongoing development and support themselves. Alongside the Move+ Co-ordinator they coproduce a tailored Progression Plan setting out their goals and development needs. Peer Coaches have access to ongoing training opportunities to further their skills relevant to the role and their own personal goals. They receive Case Management to develop their support skills and also have regular group reflective practice sessions which provide psychological support and help to develop best practice.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about empowering and motivating others. Previous experience is not necessary, we value lived experience and attitude. If you have a positive, pro-active approach take a look at the Job Description / Role Profile. If you think you can match what’s required  send us your CV and a supporting statement telling us, in no more than 500 words, why you’re the right person for this job.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Great people skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a compassionate, non-judgemental approach
  • A proactive approach, always looking to support the team in achieving positive outcomes
  • A genuine interest in people, their innate strengths and their capacity to change
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude and above all, a good sense of humour to survive our fast-paced environment
  • Lived experience of homelessness and an ability to use this experience in a positive and appropriate way

If you think you could be our next Peer Coach please send a CV and covering letter to Move@999club.org 

Closing Date: 9am on 22/07/2024; Shortlisting will be ongoing. Interview date 30/07/2024