Peer Support Coordinator - 12 Month Contract
Salary: £ 27,000 - £34,000 Per Annum, Pro Rata (Depending on Experience)
22.5 hours per week (3 days) - working days will be flexible depending on the needs of the patients
Are you passionate about supporting and developing individuals with lived experience of mental illness? Do you believe in the value of using lived experience to support patients in recovery from their own mental health challenges?
If so, this job could be for you.
- We`re a charity that provides specialist mental healthcare for some of society`s most vulnerable people.
- We proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services.
The Peer Support Worker project is a new Pilot in St Andrew`s Healthcare to improve the support we offer across our services. As part of the project we have hired individuals with lived experience of mental distress to work on the wards supporting our patients in their care.
In this role you will be responsible for supporting, developing and supervising our Peer Support Workers during their time on the wards. Through 1:1 and group supervisions, you will coach these individuals to be successful in their placements, being attentive to their wellbeing at all times. You will need to be skilled in motivating and coaching individuals with mental health issues and be passionate about supporting, empowering and encouraging people to develop their confidence, skills and personal development. You will have an understanding of recovery and
Working with the project manager you will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the success of the project in order to prove to the business that it has been a successful investment. Therefore strong project management experience and the ability to work using your own initiative will be essential.
In this role you will also have the exciting opportunity to lead in the development of Peer Support across the Charity. Acting as an ambassador for Peer Support, you will promote the benefits of Peer Support and lived experience to stakeholders and patients. You will need to be enthusiastic, an excellent communicator and comfortable presenting to senior clinical audiences.
We are looking for someone with demonstrable expertise around Peer Support through working in the role yourself, or working with Peer Support Workers in the past. To fit this role you will also have had at least two years of experience working with or supporting people in recovery from mental health or brain injury. You will have lived or professional understanding of the recovery approach to mental illness.
If this sounds like you then we`d love you to apply.
Closing date: Monday 1st July 2019.
£27000 - £34000 per annum