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?
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