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Peer Support Worker

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Julian Support
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
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Job term:
Part Time
Closing date:
04 November 2020 09:00 AM
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£17,893 - £19,567 pro rata.

30 hpw (37 hpw FTE) working across 7 days on a fixed rota.

West Suffolk 24hr Supported Housing Team

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take on the role of Peer Support Worker within the West Suffolk 24hr Supported Housing Team.

As a Peer Support Worker, you will use your own experience of living with a mental health condition and accessing mental health services in order to support others in their recovery. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the role. You will need to be motivated, resilient, have a good grasp of basic IT literacy and be committed to delivering top quality services.

You will be part of a team who provide support for adults with mental health problems, at our supported housing services. We support people to identify and use their strengths to help manage the things in life they find difficult and thereby promote recovery and greater independence.

You will be encouraged to:

  • ensure that service delivery reflects Julian Support’s commitment to the Strengths Approach and Recovery Model.
  • work in partnership with service users to identify and access individual social and leisure activities in the community, which may include co-producing group activities that are sustainable and promote independence.
  • use your lived experience of mental health to enable service users to develop hope, motivation and recovery and to broaden their network of support in the wider community.
  • work with Recovery Coordinators to identify the correct resources and method to deliver the support, risk and management plans.
  • complete all necessary paperwork, electronic records and data inputting (e.g. records of service user contacts and case study work) to the required standard and within designated timescales.
  • liaise effectively with other statutory and non-statutory professionals and the wider community to help support service users with their recovery.

We offer a full induction and relevant training to enable you to fulfil the role of Peer Support Worker.

For a confidential discussion about the role, and whether it might suit you, please contact Phil Mathews, Service Manager on 07734 511117

If you wish to apply, please complete an application form from our website: www.juliansupport.org ensuring you give as much detailed evidence as possible to show how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the job description / person specification.

Email completed application form to: jobs@juliansupport.org or post to: Human Resources, Julian Support, 23 Pilling Park Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4PA

Interview date: 12 or 13 November 2020.

For all of our posts you will need to be DBS checked on the enhanced scheme and barred checklist.

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