Providing emotional, practical and spiritual (where relevant) through-the-gate support to individuals leaving prison and returning to Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Attending all compulsory training events (approx. quarterly)
  • Identifying targets for clients to work to
  • Supporting clients to achieve identified targets
  • Arranging and attending regular mentoring meetings with clients in the community
  • Attending appointments with client (where relevant)
  • Accompanying clients in the community to access support
  • Encouraging and motivating clients
  • Building client’s self confidence
  • Completing feedback forms within 24 hours of meeting
  • Undertaking other duties as agreed with the Community Chaplain for the effective delivery of mentoring.

Skills and Qualities Required for This Role:

  • Ideally available for at least 2 hours per week when client is in the community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Committed
  • Non-judgemental
  • Enthusiastic and optimistic
  • Caring & approachable
  • Realistic
  • Willing to work under guidance of volunteer co-ordinator
  • But, no previous experience of working with offenders necessary.

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