Carer Peer Mentor Program
Carers NT are planning to roll out an exciting opportunity for Carers in the NT. We would like to introduce our Carer Peer Mentor Program. The idea of this program is to train Carers who have ‘walked the walk’ (and maybe even some who have ‘talked the talk’) to be Carer Mentors for other Carers that might be at the start of their Carer journey, or just in need of a friendly voice and a helping hand.
The pilot of this program is due to commence in the second half of 2017 beginning with free training and other learning opportunities for mentors. We are looking for Carers that are willing to give a 12 month commitment and have the desire to help another Carer navigate the sometimes challenging terrain of what it means to be a Carer. Training, certification, supervision and support will be provided to Carer Mentors participating in this program.
Training involves completing a 10-module course specifically designed to equip you as a Carer Peer Mentor. The commitment for training involves three hours a week for six weeks at Carers NT office in Bayview.
At the end of the course, not only will you have the skills to work one-on-one with another Carer as a trained Carer Mentor, your skills may be recognised as prior learning with a Registered Training Organisation should you want to continue your learning in this area. Examples where you may be able to RPL your learning include Certificates in Community Services.
Carers NT are accepting expressions of interest for Carer Peer Mentors. For further information and/or to register your interest give us a call on 1800 242 636, email [email protected] or register your interest here.
If you think you are a Carer, who would benefit from having a Mentor to connect with and empower you in your caring role please also let us know.