Peer Support Worker - Mental health
Westminster Mental Health
37.5hrs per week
The Companys vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
As a Peer Support Worker, you will listen to, engage and support clients who are experiencing mental health crisis. Using your own experience and insight into recovery to inspire them, you will support clients in developing their understanding of recovery. You will be part of a dedicated team, providing a high quality service to help clients develop and review their recovery plans and goals and to achieve self-sufficiency. You will also support clients in developing strong support networks within the immediate and wider community; including statutory and other support services.
To succeed, you should have personal experience of using or accessing mental health services and an understanding of the needs and support requirements of people with mental health and other associated needs; including homelessness and substance use. You will also have personal experience or skills in comprehensive assessments, action planning and the ability to use own recovery skills to support others.
Active listening and good interpersonal skills combined with good numeracy, I.T and written communication skills are also required. As are having knowledge and understanding of the statutory and voluntary services in that this client group may require access to.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing Date: 10.00am, 26th May 2017
Interview and assessments: 8th June 2017
The Company, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2017 and a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.