Bank Peer Supporter - Solidarity in a Crisis

Recruiter
Certitude
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
09 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Bank Peer Supporter - Solidarity in a Crisis Are you interested in a career that makes a difference? At Certitude, we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people in a diverse range of services across London. We employ more than 1000 staff and are committed to their development. With Certitude you have the opportunity to work with incredible people, develop your career and support others to have a good life. An exciting opportunity has come for Solidarity in Crisis Bank Peer Supporter. Your main duties and responsibilities are to listen to people in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. You will be given a crisis phone and will be trusted to give support and guidance to people in need, as well as occasionally meeting people when the situation requires. The ideal person will have experience in Mental Health as a Carer/Support worker or as someone who has personal experience of Mental Health in the past. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to motivate people and help in any recovery processes. Having excellent communication skills is essential as the role is mainly telephone based. If you are interested in enriching the lives of the people we support, please apply now! Benefits: A competitive salary A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop An attractive package of 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling We will pay for your Enhanced DBS. Eye care vouchers Travel season ticket loan Cycle to work Scheme All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.