To provide emotional support (up to 2 hours per week or fortnight for up to 3 months) for anyone between the ages of 11-25 who needs support with their emotional wellbeing. You will help the participant explore any problems they may be experiencing and help them find a way through them.
You will not be advising or telling the participant what to do, rather you will take a person-centred approach through listening and facilitating the client’s own personal growth and exploration.
You will be working with issues such depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationships, low self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma and self-harm. You will help your client find strategies for coping and guide them at their own pace to a greater sense of wellbeing.
- Support the mission of Dorset Mind by:
- Raising awareness within general and specific communities about mental ill health. That is to say educating people about symptoms – what they are, what to expect and how to spot them. We also help people about what they can do when they experience symptoms or know someone who does.
- Challenging the stigma and inequality of mental ill health so that neither stigma nor inequality prevent people receiving information and support they need.
- Promoting the ethos of recovery from mental ill health by educating people about recovery.
- Work within the Dorset Mind team to provide a high-quality check-in service which is responsive, ethical, safe and effective for all participants.
- Work in a friendly and sympathetic manner with young people whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
- Appropriately use different emotional support tools, depending on the needs of individual participants.
- Continuously work towards and support the development of best practice in emotional support and intervention.
- Provide an appropriate service to clients with varying presenting issues within the relevant service levels (mild to moderate mental health issues and risk levels)
- Regularly and collaboratively review goals set with the participant, monitoring their progression and effectiveness to achieve the desired outcomes.
For the full list of responsibilities, please read the role description below.
How to apply:
If you are interested in this role and think you have what it takes, please complete the attached Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and email it to: email@example.com. Alternately, please post this to: Volunteer Team, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.