Host Organisation: Emerging Futures

Recovery Coaches to provide support to vulnerable adults in addiction and recovery. Training and accreditation provided

Opportunity Interests: Crime/Community Safety, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Families, Funding, Grants and Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing services, Housing, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Refugees, people seeking Asylum, immigrants, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Administration, Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Providing Advice
Location: Alsager, Cheshire East, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Nantwich, Sandbach
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

- supporting vulnerable adults in both active addiction and early recovery
- aiding transition for individuals into the community from detox/residential rehab/prison on behalf of Emerging Futures
- use of unique skills and experience to promote well-being and active citizenship
- working alongside community partnerships and projects to integrate individuals and help claim their lives back
• Establish professional, supportive relationships with those in recovery through planning and brief interventions to create opportunities for purposeful and sustained recovery in the community upon discharge from structured treatment.
• Identify aftercare pathways which assist service users in developing strong links with the greater community including mutual aid.
• Support local case managers in becoming aware of -and including- community recovery options in initial Recovery Care Planning in order to provide a clear, purposeful ‘end point’ for service users in the community upon discharge from structured treatment.
• Alongside all Emerging Futures Staff, promote the message of hope, recovery capital, visible assertive linkage, collaborative working and meaningful reintegration into the community.
• Build and maintain active relationships with local groups and businesses to continuously create and maintain opportunities for positive activity service users during and after leaving treatment.

• Establish professional, supportive relationships with those in recovery through planning and brief interventions to create opportunities for purposeful and sustained recovery in the community upon discharge from structured treatment.
• Identify aftercare pathways which assist service users in developing strong links with the greater community including mutual aid.
• Support local case managers in becoming aware of -and including- community recovery options in initial Recovery Care Planning in order to provide a clear, purposeful ‘end point’ for service users in the community upon discharge from structured treatment.
• Alongside all Emerging Futures Staff, promote the message of hope, recovery capital, visible assertive linkage, collaborative working and meaningful reintegration into the community.
• Build and maintain active relationships with local groups and businesses to continuously create and maintain opportunities for positive activity service users during and after leaving treatment.
• Address any concerns service users may have with regards to engaging in community activities and provide support around this in a person-centred, strength-based manner.
• Creatively and actively identify/map local assets and instigate partnership working opportunities across Crewe to provide varied options and in turn empower service users to be autonomous through personal choice.
• Promote local mutual aid groups, providing support where necessary to attend these groups including priming, peer support and in-reach/assertive linkage.
• Actively support the involvement of families and support networks in service development and delivery.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for vibrant and caring individuals with life experience that want to make a difference to adults who have been "written off" by society by supporting them in claiming their lives back.

• Completion of Emerging Futures accredited 5-day Recovery Coach training.
• Take an active role in the wider community and create opportunities for partnership working to make recovery visible, viable and an attractive option for all.
• Take a flexible approach to working as required to maintain and promote recovery in the community. This may include evening and weekend working on occasion including attending mutual aid groups.
• Constantly seek to improve personal performance, self-development/awareness, professionalism, contribution, knowledge and skills.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: Yes
Details of Gender or Age Restrictions: 18+
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Out of pocket travel expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Regular Supervision and any-time contact with Line Manager
Volunteer Support Group
Peer Support
Ongoing Training opportunities

What training is available for the volunteer?:

A 5 day training course to take place in July - on completion, the volunteer will be an accredited Recovery Coach once a level of hours has been contributed
Ongoing training is provided for the chosen area of work by the volunteer (example: Group Facilitation; Community Project Work)
Various accredited courses available: Mental Health awareness; Dignity and Safeguarding Training; Information and Guidance; Understanding Challenging Behaviour; Prevention of Infection Detection amongst many others