Eating Disorders NS (Peer Mentor with Eating Disorders NS)

Organization Name: Eating Disorders NS
Opportunity Title: Peer Mentor with Eating Disorders NS
Category: Counselling / Support / Mentoring
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 30, 2019
End Date: October 1, 2023

Email: shaleen@eatingdisordersns.ca
Website: http://www.eatingdisordersns.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia believes that no one should have to face an eating disorder alone.  We currently offer a range of resources and supports across Nova Scotia, including online chat, online and in-person peer support groups, family peer support groups, and mentoring. Our team of peer mentors draw upon their experience with recovery to support others on their recovery journey, offering non-judgemental support and encouragement. Mentors complete 30+ hours of training, and take part on ongoing development and training. Each mentor is matched with someone seeking support in their recovery. Most mentors meet with their “mentee” a few times a month, either by phone, video-chat, or in person. Staff are here to support the mentors and provide back up. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are: Over the age of 30 Male Have experience with binge eating Qualifications Personal experience working through the recovery process; minimum of 2 years eating disorder behaviour free (Not sure if this is you – contact us) Strong sense of ethics, empathy and compassion Excellent communication skills, in person and in writing Strong sense of self-awareness, and comfortable sharing experiences in a supportive manner Knowledge of, and capacity to apply appropriate boundaries Knowledge and practice of effective self-care Creative and innovative thinker, with sound judgement Ability to work both independently, and within a team Flexible and reliable Responsibilities Maintain strong boundaries Maintain own self-care Respond to requests in a timely fashion Participate in ongoing program planning and evaluation Participate in quarterly Community of Practice sessions Participate in monthly mentor meet ups Complete self-reflections after each interaction Communicate any concerns to EDNS staff in a timely fashion Support your mentees in a way that is consistent with our values and the Peer Support Code of Conduct Maintain knowledge of community resources   To start the process, please complete our online volunteer application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JoinUs          

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