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Peer Support Workers - Workbridge

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Workbridge
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £19,361

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Peer Support Workers – Workbridge 12 Months FTC - Northampton

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Salary: £19,361 Per Annum, Pro Rata

15 hours per week (2 days) - working days will be flexible depending on the needs of Workbridge

Are you an expert by experience? Have you experienced mental health problems, Autism, learning disability or Brain Injury?

Could you use your own recovery to inspire hope and support others?

 

About us

  • We’re a charity that provides specialist mental healthcare for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
  • Based in central Northampton, Workbridge supports people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries to learn and develop work and life skills through a broad range of vocational activities and learning programmes. 

About the roles:

  • These exciting new roles have been developed specifically for individuals who have lived experience of recovery from mental health distress, autism, learning disabilities or Brain Injury.
  • You will help people with mental health & learning disabilities realise their potential through learning vocational (work & life) skills
  • You’ll be expected to draw upon your experiences of recovery and will be given training on the most effective way to so this.
  • You will receive induction, training and on-going supervision, including a network of other peer support workers employed within the Charity.

 What you’ll do:

 

  • Build supportive and respectful relationships with service users
  • Support others using the personal experience and confidence you have gained having overcome similar challenges
  • Promoting well-being through person centred learning which acts as pathways in people’s recovery
  • To assist Education staff to help people identify their own recovery and learning goals.
  • Working in one of our 5 education hubs you will support the educational staff and service users inputting into learning plans and helping to facilitate sessions.
  • Use your own initiative to provide support
  • To accompany service users to appointments/meetings/activities of their choice.
  • You will complete a training programme to complement your own skills and experiences to help learners self-reflect and discern their own recovery goals.
  • Modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and hopefulness

What you’ll need:

  • A background of personally recovery with mental health issues, learning disability or Brain Injury
  • Resilience and to be able to know when to ask for help
  • An understanding of factors which can affect recovery in mental health
  • IT literacy including Microsoft Office and Internet or a willingness to learn
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Empathy, good listening skills, approach-ability and common sense

We require at least 12 months without using secure services and for applicants to be discharged from forensic community services. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks, however past convictions will not necessarily be a barrier to employment.

Interested?

If this sounds like you then we’d love you to hear from you contact recruitment@standrew.co.uk for an application form. For further information regarding the application / interview process please contact Cass Pollock, Peer support lead cspollock@standrew.co.uk

As a CQC regulated provider of healthcare, from 1 April 2022 we will be required to ensure that all of our workforce have had both first and second COVID-19 vaccinations (except for those who can demonstrate they are medically exempt).