Peer Support Worker
Peer Support Worker
Do you have experience of living with mental health issues? We are looking for Peer Support Workers to help support others who are at a crisis point in their recovery journey
Position: Peer Support Worker – Crisis Cafe
Location: Camden, London
Hours: Full and Part time opportunities available.
Salary: £22,548 per year rising to £23,112 per year after successful completion of 9 month probation and 12 months continuous service.
Benefits: Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension, Competitive Salary, Employee Discounts, Generous Holiday, Great Working Environment, In House Training, Progression Opportunities, Recognised Qualifications, Travel/Season Ticket Loans
Closing Date: 1st June 2021
Interview Date: 4th and 7th June 2021
As Peer Support Worker you will draw upon your experience of living with mental health issues and use these experiences in a positive and enlightening way to support others who are at a crisis point in their recovery journey.
You will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process. The Peer Support Worker will support service users through their crisis recovery journey while attending the Crisis Café
As part of the team you will have:
- The ability to rapidly form and sustain a trusting relationship with service users/carers and other peer support workers and professionals
- Well-developed listening skills and effective verbal communication skills
- Lived experience of the acute mental health care pathway (e.g. ED attendance, acute admissions etc.)
- Knowledge of recovery tools, mental health and wellbeing support and services available in the local area
- Ability to assess needs, risks and aspirations and identify appropriate sign posting
- Good IT skills that include a working knowledge of functions in MS Office
- Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately
- Demonstrate ability to use initiative appropriately, making decisions within the guidelines set
Our client offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression. In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, they would love to hear from you.
About the Organisation
Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis.
Our client is supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising. They are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer and welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
You may also have experience in areas such as Crisis Advisor, Wellbeing Advisor, Mental Health Worker, Primary Care Wellbeing Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Recovery Worker, Mental Health Practitioner, Personal Wellbeing Worker, Safeguarding and Wellbeing, Community Link Worker, Wellbeing Practitioner, Wellbeing Officer etc.