Title: Peer Support Worker (x3 Positions)
Salary: SC3-SP14-17 £23428-£23849 pro rata per annum
Hours: 2 roles at 37.5 hours per week and 1 role at 35 hours per week
Contract: one year, fixed term contract - with potential to extend for another 2 years
We are a multi disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation. We promote both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention and mental or physical wellbeing for those at risk of developing mental health issues or who struggle with common mental health conditions. We currently support around 5000 people a year through a variety of services focusing on psychological and social supports, economic and workplace wellbeing, and support for minoritized communities. Our values are, Connected - creating a compassionate and supportive community. Fair - we strive for equity no one's needs should go unmet. Brave - we walk with people, offering help by doing what works, proven or new.
North East London NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned Mind in the City Hackney and Waltham Forest to employ, support, develop and train 6 peer workers for the new Neighbourhood Teams in Waltham Forest as part of its community mental health transformation programme.
Peer Workers will be core members of each team, they will support the delivery of a new integrated model of support for residents with moderate to severe mental illnesses and will complement existing community and statutory support within Waltham Forest. The new model aims to ensure
- That people with severe mental illness have improved access to mental health support and improved care coordination
- That care and support delivered will be truly orientated towards the promotion and maximisation of individual's health, wellbeing, and independence
- That health inequalities often faced by people with severe mental illness will be reduced
- That people with severe mental illness will have greater choice and control to support them to live well in their communities
The new community model will deliver true integration of care and support across secondary mental health services, the Voluntary and Community Sector, primary care, social care, community assets as well as other physical health care provision.
Through improved holistic models of care in our community more people will be prevented from experiencing crisis and be able to self-manage their needs in their communities; achieving the outcomes they want and reducing the need for requiring acute interventions of support.
The new Neighbourhood Team will provide support to appropriately meet differing levels of need; supporting residents to maintain or prevent further deterioration in their mental health and aiming, to provide the necessary support to enable recovery from a mental illness where appropriate, empowering people to develop greater self-management of their health. The Team will enable people to make informed decisions about their health and social care needs and support them to maintain and maximise their health, wellbeing, and independence.
The deadline for applications is the 7th December 2021. To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV, please ensure you attach both when you press "Apply Now".
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.
We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.
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