Charity / Voluntary
Job Title: 2x Peer Support Workers (PSW)
Salary Grade: £18,600 – £19,500 pa, pro rata,
(based on a 37.5 hour full time post depending on skills and experience. Inclusive of outer London weighting)
Responsible to: Peer Support Co-ordinator
No. of Hours: 2x 24hrs
Duration: Until end of September 2022
Main Base/s: They are looking for Peer Support Workers who can work flexibly.
There are 2 roles: one to work between the Watford, Dacorum and Borehamwood Centres and one to work between Bishop’s Stortford, Ware, Waltham Cross and on occasion Letchworth (There may be some travel outside of these areas)
About this Charity
They deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from their seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county. Funded locally, their services are available to all residents in Hertfordshire over the age of 18 and they offer dedicated services for 10-18 year olds.
This charity creates opportunities for individuals experiencing mental ill health to make choices, find their solutions, build resilience and manage their whole life and wellbeing. Their services are based on the principle of self-help with a strong emphasis on prevention, personal development, self-management and improving health and wellbeing.
They provide opportunities for individuals to access support to enable them to recover from or live with mental ill health.
Background to the Post
The organisation is expanding services across Hertfordshire. The Peer Support Workers (PSW) are an integral part of the team and play a key role in delivering a range of peer support core services across the organisation.
Purpose of Post
The Peer Support Worker will work with the peer support team to offer 1-1 peer support, facilitate peer support groups and peer learning sets to anyone accessing this charity’s services, embedding a personalised and client focused approach to all aspects of the role and responsibilities. This approach includes empathy, warmth, acceptance, authenticity, compassion and humanity. Peer Support is based on the recognition that there is no better person to support the path towards recovery than someone who has walked the same path as that person and can share experience.
- You will need a personal understanding of mental ill health, either from your own lived experience or by caring for someone with a mental health condition
- A good understanding of mental health conditions.
- Willingness to share personal experience, when appropriate
- Awareness of issues in mental health service provision
- Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations in a calm manner
- To work some unsocial hours
- Confident and effective communicator
- Ability to prioritise and manage workload
- IT literate
- Clean driving license and use of car
Being able to drive and having access to your own vehicle (or equivalent) is absolutely essential for this role.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24 September 2021 by 5pm.
Interviews to be confirmed and may be via Microsoft Teams.
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No agencies please.
Reference ID: 157843
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 24 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: £18,600.00-£19,500.00 per year
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